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Trough Springs Trail (Map ID: 16)

Highlights
Views of the La Sal Mountains from the plateau, the trail continues through riparian terrain that has water year round.
Length
2.5 miles one-way; allow 4-5 hours round trip.
Trailhead
Access is out US Highway 191 south of Moab 32 miles to the Canyon Rims Recreation Area turnoff. Follow this road 28 miles to Hatch Point. Beyond the Hatch Point Campground, look for signs to Trough Springs.
Description
This trail descends 1100 feet in elevation from the plateau into Kane Creek Canyon. Cairns mark the trail, a former cattle route. The water cannot be ingested without purification.