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Address: Canyonlands National Park, UT

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A nice little hike with some challenges and interesting history

We were looking for a not too long hike with a moderate level of challenging terrain in Canyonlands. One of the rangers at the visitor center told us all about Neck Spring trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
Alan B
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Annapolis, Maryland

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were looking for a not too long hike with a moderate level of challenging terrain in Canyonlands. One of the rangers at the visitor center told us all about Neck Spring trail and said that it wasn't crowded because everyone usually hit only the really popular spots in the park. She said it would be a little challenging but... More 

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Carmichael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This was our only real hike during our stay in Canyonlands. We left from Neck Spring and it took about 4 hours for us to complete the loop. We stopped a few times (we are seniors) and loved the two springs with all the trees, birds and cowboy relics. Most of the trail is open with little cover, so I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This hike is just under 9km (5.5 miles) and is delightful. We loved the relics of the cowboy era and the scenery. The path is easy to follow, with rock cairns, and is a true hiking trail. No bikes here. Very peaceful place and some small moderately challenging sections but nothing to worry about for people anxious of heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's isolated. I only saw one other group of hikers on it. Being a loop, big plus! I took my 13 year old kid on it, she handled it great. I am glad I left my 10 year old at home, it is a pretty long hike, and takes some effort. I really enjoyed it and would do it again.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This ia a nearly six-mile loop. If you start going towards the Shafer Canyon lookout and up from there, it's a little bit easier of a hike. We went the normal way which takes you down into a canyon. You walk below the rims for awhile, lots of uphills and downhills. You see where people did settle in the canyon... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We started on this trail at about 7:30am on a Monday and did not see another person for the entire hike. Neck Spring is a fairly easy hike for the most part, however, does start getting more difficult as you start the ascent out of the canyon. In between, you'll cross a couple springs that supply water into the canyon... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There are some nice views to be had on this trail and it is not overly difficult, but we saw it described in one trail book as "easy", which is absolutely not the case. A lot of the time, it isn't difficult, but there is a stretch where you are either climbing up or scrambling down some pretty steep slickrock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

This trail is close to the entrance of the Canyonlands NP Island in the Sky area. It is a loop which for me is always a plus, and category moderate, which is kind of an average of the very easy and the quite difficult stretches it consists of. At all times, it is easy to follow, being well defined and... More 

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