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  1. Elephant Hill trailhead offers an outstanding assortment of trails in some of the most beautiful, approachable and more remote areas in Canyonlands National Park. Off the beaten trail, well over an hour from Moab in the Needle District, 3 miles off a paved road, this area is not to be missed.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    33.4 miles
    Duration
  2. Kayenta Campground is a stellar spot campground. There are 21 sites, each hold eight people. There are also three yurts available to rent, they sleep six people each. The campsite is a 5-minute walk from Dead Horse Point, the perfect place for a sunrise or sunset.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.3 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
  3. Backpacking Grand Gulch via Bullet Canyon is a one-of-a-kind backcountry experience featuring red rock canyons, ancient Puebloan ruins, silence and solitude, and unfathomably starry skies.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    251.6 miles
    Duration
    The six day number accounts for slow hiking, lots of side trips, day hiking from base camps, and so on.
  4. This spectacular overnight trip offers a crash course in backpacking the desert—and unbeatable views of the iconic Island in the Sky District.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    15.3 miles
    Duration
    You could certainly hike this loop in a day, but with its sweeping views and remote backcountry feel—all just a few miles from the parking lot—Murphy Loop is a great intro to desert backpacking.
  5. There are 52 sites for camping at Devil’s Garden campground within Arches National Park. The campsite is 18 miles from the park entrance and 23 miles from Moab the campsites are open year round.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    14.2 miles
    Duration
  6. Upheaval Dome is the site a meteor hit 200 million years ago. This backpacking trip has several options and is for experienced backcountry adventurers. Hike to the mouth of Upheaval Dome, 3.6 miles from the trailhead and camp. From there there is a 4-mile round trip hike to explore the inside of the Dome or 7.4-mile round trip hike to the Green River.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    22.7 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
  7. Of the 120 camping sites in the Sand Flats Recreation Area, Juniper offers 17 of the most scenic sites. With views of the La Sal Mountains and Red Rock formations below, this is a lovely place to camp.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.5 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
  8. Ken’s Lake is an open water reservoir south of Moab. Great place for SUP, fishing and there is camping near by.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.5 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
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