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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT

About a mile long this trail will lead you pass some petrogliffs.

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an easy hike for the family

It is one of the shorter hikes in the park, suitable for the whole family. There are some elevation changes. But all in all it is a fun loop.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murray, Utah

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Murray, Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the shorter hikes in the park, suitable for the whole family. There are some elevation changes. But all in all it is a fun loop.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

As well as superb scenery as there is in all the park there is interesting Native American history and more recent mining history on this walk . A couple of ladders to help you up on to the slick rock and an enormous overhang "cave " complete the interest on this trail Well worth doing and it's not too long... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a short hike, but it is packed with interesting things to see. There is an old cowboy camp with quite a few artifacts preserved under a large alcove. At Cave Spring there are a couple of pictographs and hand prints painted on the walls. to make things interesting there are a couple of ladders to climb up onto... More 

1 Thank Ann C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Awesome hike with kids.Short, interesting , few ladders to climb on, we really enjoyed it Highly recommended,

1 Thank pawelz79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

You won't want to miss the Cave Spring, self guided tour. We started at the parking lot and went to the old cowboy camp. Great display of old gear. There were a few overhangs that let you get out of the sun. There are two short ladders to climb. Our boys made it up without any problems. There are potholes... More 

Thank John S
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

As part of visiting the Needles of Canyonlands NP, we decided to hike the Cave Springs Trail. It is a very interesting trail. Starting from the base of the rocks and we had to climb up 2 stairs and completed the hike on top of all these rocks. It was a 0.6 miles round trip hike with a lot of... More 

Thank T T
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Cave Spring was a very cool hike. It can be very short, see the cave where Cowboys lived, and head back or you can continue on and make a bigger loop which is what we did. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves as we hiked on the rocks and got a birds eye view of the area. It is... More 

1 Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Having read the reviews, and in search of a contrast to the other parks we had just visited (Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches), we made the effort to travel to the Needles and to see the Cave Spring Trail. I must admit, we left somewhat disappointed. Yes, the park is beautiful, but it didn't contrast so much with other 'competing'... More 

3 Thank TravelBugGotMeGood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

This was by far my favorite thing in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. I was amazed at how much variety there was in a hike that is so short. 0.6 miles round trip. The cowboy camp is really interesting and neat that they still preserve what is left. There are two ladders on the trail. My kids ages... More 

5 Thank Sarah P
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

This was one of our favorite hikes, not because it was fairly easy (with a couple ladders to climb) but because of everything we got to see. From an old cowboy camp dating back who knows how many years to an ancient cave dwelling with hand prints on the ceiling and a permanent spring in a cave watering Maidenhair ferns,... More 

5 Thank OregonStrider

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