Muley Point

Mexican Hat, Utah (SanJuan County)

Last Updated: 06/11/2020
4.8 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 5.02 miles
Highest Elevation: 6406 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Mexican Hat
Nearest Town w/ Services: Mexican Hat
Official Road Name: BLM Muley Point Rd.
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Monticello, UT Field Office


Highlight: Muley Point
Muley Point is a dramatic vista that offers unparalleled views of the San Juan River Valley and its iconic Gooseneck formations. Sitting 2000 feet above the San Juan and 1000 feet above John's Canyon Trail, there is much to see in almost any direction. Even the monoliths of Monument Valley Tribal Park are seen in the distance to the south. Watch out for the edge! There are no railings to keep kids and pets back.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is well established and marked on the left shortly after you reach the top of the Moki Dugway.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Mexican Hat, UT

From Mexican Hat, UT: Head east on US 163 N for 3.9 miles. Turn left onto UT 261 N. Head north on UT 261 N for 9.6 miles. Trailhead is well marked on the left shortly after the top of the Moki Dugway switchbacks.



Land Use Issues

A large part of southeastern Utah has been newly designated as the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument is a newly protected landscape in southeast Utah. History was made when the monument was designated by President Obama because it honored five Native American tribes - Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Mountain Ute and the Uintah-Ouray Ute Tribe - who sought to have their traditional lands set aside for preservation and continued traditional, recreational and scientific use. Vehicle access in this area has not been affected by this, however large portions of this have been made a Wilderness/Scientific Study area. Please protect this area and stick to designated vehicle routes.

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Greg Stokes

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Greg Stokes Is a Colorado native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. He has been off-roading since childhood, his parents say his first trip was a Jeep run over Medano Pass when he was only 14 Months old. Greg has been at the wheel of everything from dirtbikes, ATV's, early Jeep CJ5's that he has restored, Wranglers, and presently explores in a 1997 80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser and a 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle. Greg is a proud Husband and Father of 3. His passion in the off road world is the vehicle-reliant world of Overlanding. He hopes to one day make it to Canada to Explore the Yukon and Northwest territories.
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