• 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?

Picture of lizard resting on a rock.

Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.