Murphy Loop

Key information: Murphy Loop

  • A superb loop off the western side of the Island in the Sky.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 19+km/11miles
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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WALK SUMMARY

Walk the Murphy Trail off the western side of the Island in the Sky. 

Drop off the Island in the Sky cliffs, then along the sharp, spectacular Hogback ridge and down to the upper reaches of the White Rim table. 

Swing south briefly on the White Rim Trail track, then climb back up a wash to the base of the cliffs and on up to the Island. 

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A strenuous walk in hot dry desert. Bring enough water and be prepared!

See our Canyonlands National Park page for more general and practical information and photos.

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