OverviewThis 2.4 mile loop trail takes you over a slickrock peninsula between Little Spring Canyon to the east and Big Spring Canyon to the west. You will find 4 designated viewpoints on the trail; the first 3 give you views of Little Spring Canyon or its branches and the 4th gives you views of Big Spring Canyon. Along the way, you will also have great views of Island in the Sky Mesa to the distant north and the Needles to the distant south.
Getting ThereFrom the entrance station drive 6.5 miles on the main road to the signed parking area on the right side before the end of the road.
Trailhead is right on the main road.
Follow the cairns up a short distance to reach a slickrock area. You will see The Needles to the south.
La Sal Mountains will be visible to the northeast.
You will then reach viewpoint #1
After the viewpoint, the trail splits starting the loop. This description goes right and returns from left. The trail continues on slickrock.
Keep following the cairns on slickrock.
At Viewpoint #3 you will see the junction of Little and Big Spring Canyons. Island in the Sky Mesa will also be in good view.
More slickrock hiking.
At Viewpoint #4 you will see Big Spring Canyon.
The trail then heads south returning to where the loop started giving you good views of the slickrock country, canyons and The Needles.