Kane Creek Canyon

Moab, Utah (Grand County)

Last Updated: 09/02/2021
5 / 5 ( 8 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 13.11 miles
Highest Elevation: 5200 feet
Duration: About 4 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Moab
Nearest Town w/ Services: Moab
Official Road Name: Kane Creek
Management Agency: BLM
District: Moab Field Office

Highlights

Highlight: Kane Creek Canyon
Moab, Utah is one of the premier off-road and four-wheel drive destinations. Comprised of some of the most well-known trails in all of the United States, it has trail types that suit all drivers' wheeling desires. Some would call it an "off-roader's paradise". Amongst these trails, Kane Creek is one of the more popular "hard" trails in the entire area. Comprised of over 40 creek crossings, soft sand, loose rock, large ledges, steep waterfalls, deep mud, and loose dirt, this trail offers drivers everything they are looking for and more. Not only do you get intense wheeling, you can also take in the inspiring creek crossings, gentle-flowing water slides, waterfalls, and sheer cliffs that seem to go on forever.

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Technical Rating

( DIFFICULT - SEVERE )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the left at the Y. There is an area with plenty of room to park, air down, and disconnect your sway bar before taking on the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Moab, UT

From downtown Moab Utah, head to Kane Creek Blvd at Highway 191. Take Kane Creek Blvd west. Continue on Kane Creek Blvd for roughly 4.5 miles at which point the road turns into Kane Springs Road (road turns into dirt). (Pritchett Canyon is on the left). Continue straight on Kane Springs Road for another 6.5 miles approximately until you see the trailhead for Kane Creek Trail on the left side. There is a creek crossing (Kane Creek) roughly 0.4 miles prior to the trailhead.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (11)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: Is this trail advisable in the downhill direction? Thinking of linking it up with Rimrocker.
–Ben (03/18/2021)
–Josh Noesser (03/18/2021)
–Ben (03/18/2021)
–Josh Noesser (03/18/2021)
Q: Would you recommend this trail if rain was threatening?
–Todd (11/16/2016)
–Josh Noesser (11/17/2016)

Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
For individual use only, not to be shared.