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Overhangs create perfect spot for settlements

Nice trail, a good part of it under overhangs that may one have been inhabited. Two ladders to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sycha
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Ottawa, Canada
Interesting cowboy camp

Cave Spring Trail is 0.6 mi/1 km and should take about 45 min. The easy trail leads to a cowboy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
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About a mile long this trail will lead you pass some petrogliffs.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice trail, a good part of it under overhangs that may one have been inhabited. Two ladders to climb also lead to the charm of this short one-mile walk.

Thank sycha
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cave Spring Trail is 0.6 mi/1 km and should take about 45 min. The easy trail leads to a cowboy camp and caves with prehistoric pictographs. It can be accessed by a 1 mi dirt road (Cave Spring Road) off the main park road. The...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Visited Canyonlands for the first time two weeks ago. I love this park. There are all levels of trails to suit your abilities. Cave Spring Trail follows a long, overhanging cliff that shelters an old cowboy line camp. A permanent seep coming from the cave...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

This 0.6 mile (1.0k) loop trail, with its trailhead located at the end of the 1.0 mile long (1.6k), unpaved Cave Spring Road which is passable in an ordinary passenger vehicle, is the best of the four short trails in the Needles District. Hiking the...More

3  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was easily one of our favorite hikes in Canyonlands. The trail is mostly level and not very long. There is even some shade due to the cave walls/ledges. There are a couple of wooden ladders that you have to climb but that's it. Not...More

1  Thank J W
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

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
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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...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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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...More

1  Thank Ann C
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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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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...More

Thank John S
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