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Distance:
0.1 Miles / 0.2 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Canyonlands National Park
Town:
Moab, Utah
Directions:
38.374511, -109.868527
Added:
September 29, 2023
Updated:
November 27, 2023

Candlestick Tower Overlook at Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah is an easy 0.1-mile out-and-back off-trail hike that leads to a view of the rock formation known as Candlestick Tower.

This is short out-and-back walk leads hikers west from Grand View Point Road and out to a west-facing overlook. From the overlook, hikers will get westerly views of the vast swaths of Canyonlands National Park -- including views of Candlestick Tower. Candlestick Tower sticks out like a soar thumb -- a massive jutting rock outcropping that sits in the middle of an otherwise empty desert, so it's hard to miss.

Parking
Visitors will find a small parking turnout at the coordinates provided, located on the western side of Grand View Point Road in Canyonlands National Park.

Pets
Dogs are not allowed on any trails at Canyonlands National Park. Please do not bring your dog here.

Warning
Sun exposure: This trail has very little shade and no water sources. Pack-in all water and wear sun screen and a hat to protect against sun exposure. It's smart to hike either in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the intense desert sun.

No water: This trail has no water sources so you must pack-in all water. A general rule of thumb in the desert is 1 gallon of water per person per day.

Rattlesnakes: This is rattlesnake territory, so be on the lookout and give any rattlers you find plenty of space.

Fees
Vehicle entry fees to Canyonlands National Park is $30 as of September 2023.

Explore 31 trails near Moab, UT
  1. Parking

    38.374511, -109.868527
  2. Main Trailhead

    38.374553, -109.868567
  3. Candlestick Tower Overlook (view of Candlestick Tower)

    38.374611, -109.869347
    Candlestick Tower Overlook (view of Candlestick Tower)
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29 '

Total Change
33 '

Ascent
33 '

Descent

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0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Trail added
September 29, 2023
Hiked on
September 29, 2023
Updated on
November 27, 2023
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
September 29, 2023
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