Hidden Splendor

5/5 (12 reviews)
Hanksville, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 09/11/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Hidden Splendor certainly lives up to its name. This incredible trail takes you down to Muddy Creek, a yearlong creek that feeds into the Dirty Devil River. All along this trail are viewpoints looking in every direction. You could easily spend hours on this trail taking great photos and enjoying the peace and quiet that the San Rafael Swell has to offer. If you are looking to spend a few nights in the area, there are many remarkable campsites providing you solitude from the bustle of the campgrounds in the area. Although this is a long out and back style trail, be sure to add this one to the must do list. You will quickly see why they call it Hidden Splendor.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (12 reviews)
John
Official Crew
34850
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/12/2021

We camped at the very end of Hidden Splendor after a long weekend trip. This is still such an amazing spot. Muddy Creek was running pretty good too, so a nice dip in the water after a long few days was extremely welcomed. I love this area of Utah.
Trail Review: Hidden Splendor - John
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/22/2020

Still love this trail. I think waypoint 7 or maybe waypoint 10 are the best spots on the trail. So hard to decide. The trail was super easy. I was able to carry a good speed in the places you can see some distance. Made for a relaxing weekend.
Cory W
Official Crew
26500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/19/2020

This beautiful trail should be on everyone's list to check out. One could easily spend the day relaxing and enjoying the views
Trail Review: Hidden Splendor - Cory W
John
Official Crew
34850
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/19/2020

This is a must-do in the area! The scenery here is jaw-droppingly beautiful. I would suggest this trail to anyone looking for an easy stroll through the San Rafael Swell who is looking for a relaxing and scenic drive.
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Visited: 09/19/2020

A smoky, hazy sky created a different kind of view along this trail. We stopped for a while at Waypoint 7 to take in the beauty of this central Utah treasure. There are some great views along this route.
Trail Review: Hidden Splendor - Tim Palmer
Trail Review: Hidden Splendor - Tim Palmer
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