• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Hog Canyon Trail

Hog Canyon Trail
Fall colors enhance the scenery along the Hog Canyon Trail
NPS Photo / Dan Johnson
 
Length
1½ miles round trip. Not a loop.
Level of Difficulty
Easy.
Trailhead Location
End of the Cub Creek Road (Tour of Tilted Rocks Auto Tour) at Josie's Cabin, 10 miles east of the Quarry Visitor Center.
Your Safety
Be prepared for desert hiking: Take a hat, sunscreen, and water.
Let someone know where you are going and when you are due back.
Wear comfortable shoes, such as hiking boots or athletic shoes. Open-toed shoes are not recommended.
Watch for wildlife. This is mountain lion country. Keep small children close.
Rules and Regulations
Pets are not allowed on this trail or in the monument's backcountry.
Carry out all trash.
Collecting artifacts, fossils, plants, or other objects is prohibited.
Do not feed or approach wildlife.
Description
A relatively level walk into a box canyon. This trail is good even on a hot summer day. Excellent for small children. Nice exposures of the craggy Weber sandstone of Split Mountain. The National Geographic Trails Illustrated map of Dinosaur National Monument is available from the park bookstore.

Did You Know?

Photo of tilted rock layers at sunrise.

Dinosaur National Monument's geology is a feast for the mind and the eye. The rock layers, which have been tilted by folding, expose a variety of colors and textures.