The view from the Plug Hat Trail provides a sweeping panorama over surrounding canyons and the northern part of the Uintah Basin.
¼ mile loop.
Level of Difficulty
Off Harpers Corner Road, five miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center.
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.
Use caution near cliffs. Keep close tabs on small children.
Trail Brochure or Signs
Interpretive signs are located along the trail.
Rules and Regulations
Pets are allowed on this trail but must be on a leash. Pet waste must be collected and disposed of properly.
Carry out all trash.
Collecting artifacts, fossils, plants, or other objects is prohibited.
Do not feed or approach wildlife.
This level trail on top of a butte affords excellent views of the surrounding landscape and provides an introduction to the pinyon pine-juniper community. The trail is paved and wheelchair accessible. Some assistance may be needed. A wheelchair-accessible picnic area is located across the road from the trailhead. The National Geographic Trails Illustrated map of Dinosaur National Monument is available from the park bookstore.