Hunter Canyon – Moab

Moab, UT

Today we headed out mid-morning for a hike up Hunter Canyon.  To get to the trailhead we took Kane Spring Road from Moab along the east side of the Colorado River.  The road hugs the river for a few miles before turning east and heading up into the canyons.

Kane Springs Road winds through the canyons

While un-paved, the road is smooth and appears to have been treated by something to make it so firm.

We arrived at the trailhead and headed into the canyon along a nice stream.

Bright sunlight lit up the canyon walls, which were reflected in the stream below.

About a mile and a half into the canyon the Hunter Canyon Arch comes into view high above the trail.

 

Near the arch an offshoot of the trail goes under a huge boulder.

At times we stopped to just enjoy the views all around us with the sound of the stream adding to the “ambiance” of the canyon.

The trail goes on and on into the canyon.  We hiked to a point almost three miles in before turning around and heading back to the Jeep, but not before finding yet another arch in the distance.

This is a great trail for any level hiker.  You can make it a short one or hike all day if you like.  Regardless, you’ll see some great scenery.

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30 Responses to Hunter Canyon – Moab

  1. Sue says:

    Great pictures of a nice hike in spectacular scenery. Thanks for showing us, looks like something we’d like to do while we’re here!

  2. Laurel says:

    That sounds so appealing — hiking in the red rocks alongside a stream. Do you know if it’s a year-round stream, or just seasonal? Looks like a sweet hike.

    • placestheygo says:

      Laurel, there was an article on the hike in the Moab Happenings and it says that the stream becomes more intermittent in the fall and winter. It was a very relaxing hike.

  3. Ed & Carol Daniels says:

    We are heading to Moab next week. Keep up the great posts. I’m saving all of them.
    Thanks.
    Ed

  4. Debbie L says:

    Looks like a great hike with lots of rewards!

  5. Ed & Carol Daniels says:

    Heading to Moab next week. Keep up these great posts of all your adventures.
    Thanks.
    Ed

  6. harleyhawk43 says:

    Nice. We were in moab last year Back at Zion now.

    harleyhawk43.WordPress.com On Apr 6, 2016 8:44 PM, “Oh, the Places They Go!” wrote:

    > placestheygo posted: “Moab, UT Today we headed out mid-morning for a hike > up Hunter Canyon. To get to the trailhead we took Kane Spring Road from > Moab along the east side of the Colorado River. The road hugs the river > for a few miles before turning east and heading up int” >

  7. Gay says:

    Haven’t done that one in awhile…I love the reflection of the canyon wall in the stream. Nice way to spend a few hours!

  8. Jim and Barb says:

    Looks like a great hike with lots of interesting formations. There is nothing like hiking next to a stream with those colors reflecting off the water!

  9. pmbweaver says:

    That reflection photo is outstanding!
    Awesome photo of John deep in thought! Another wonderful beauty of a hike.

  10. Looks like a fantastic hike…and I like the looks of that dirt road too!

    • placestheygo says:

      It was a nice relaxing hike listening to the water and enjoying all the colors. We left the sand trail a few time and climbed rocks instead. The road was a regular two lane road:)

  11. zanedriver says:

    Thank you for taking me on your hike.

  12. Jodee Gravel says:

    Red Rock, water and arches – and no death-defying ridges or rock climbs – I like it!! Wonderful pic of John enjoying the serenity.

  13. girlonahike says:

    That’s where I just was at camping! Now I need to go back and hike in that canyon. -Alicia @ http://www.girlonahike.com

    • placestheygo says:

      We drove out Kane Creek Road. I was surprised at how nice the campground are out there. Charlie would have enjoyed this simple hike for a change:) Lots of water to play in and rocks to jump around on!

  14. Sherry says:

    Sounds like a great day hiking in a red rock canyon with a stream to keep you company and beautiful arches to find. Wonderful pictures.Seems quiet and magical. Maybe Ruby could make it there.

  15. geogypsy2u says:

    That’s my kind of hike. I’m still liking level these days.

  16. Debbie trekkingwiththebs.blogspot.com says:

    Very nice. You will have to check out the trails in CA we just did with the big rocks I remember you like.

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