Murphy Loop Trail, Trail Map, Island in the Sky: Murphy Trailhead, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Murphy Loop Trail - 10.75 Miles

Canyonlands National Park




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1: N38 19.152 W109 53.648 — 0.0 miles : Murphy Trailhead
2: N38 21.080 W109 52.215 — .45 miles : Murphy Point Split
3: N38 20.655 W109 52.385 — 1.0 miles : Begin steep drops into basin
4: N38 20.599 W109 52.404 — 1.4 miles : Cross exposed wood bridge on side of cliff
5: N38 20.425 W109 52.537 — 1.95 miles : Trail splits, begin Loop
6: N38 20.136 W109 52.770 — 2.5 miles : Circumvent dry fall in wash
7: N38 19.950 W109 52.967 — 2.85 miles : Pass abandoned structure in wash
8: N38 19.667 W109 53.237 — 3.5 miles : Fast travel in wash
9: N38 19.428 W109 53.499 — 4.0 miles : Fast travel in wash
10: N38 19.152 W109 53.648 — 4.6 miles : White Rim Road, turn right (north)
11: N38 19.357 W109 53.961 — 5.2 miles : Very steep climb up Murphy Hogback
12: N38 19.396 W109 54.455 — 6.05 miles : Murphy Trail split from White Rim Road
13: N38 19.674 W109 54.162 — 6.5 miles : Level travel in brush flats over basin
14: N38 20.042 W109 54.087 — 7.5 miles : Fast travel over basin and Green River
15: N38 20.303 W109 53.184 — 8.0 miles : Wrap around base of cliff on edge of mesa
16: N38 20.425 W109 52.537 — 8.8 miles : Complete Loop, begin strenuous climb back
17: N38 21.297 W109 51.839 — 10.75 miles : Murphy Trailhead