Box Canyon Trail

Towering cliffs with shrubs in foreground
Approaching the end of the Box Canyon Trail.


½ mile round trip. Not a loop.
Level of Difficulty
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 area is frequented by black bears and mountain lions. Keep 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
A level walk into a shady 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 monument bookstore.

Last updated: May 22, 2020

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