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Alstrom Point, UT

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 4,685 feet
Elevation Gain 25 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.13
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, May → Early
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:37am - 5:34pm
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John Wesley Powell Museum
John Wesley Powell Museum
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A trip with a view
by PaleoRob

Overview: Alstrom Point provides one of the most memorable, scenic, and widely photographed views of Lake Powell. While the actual hiking at the point is limited, half of the enjoyment of this location is the trip to get there.

Warning: Alstrom Point is very remote. Although you can see the city of Page, it will take you between 1.5 to 3 hours to get there. There is no gas along the way. Water is not available except in Wahweap Creek, just outside of Bigwater, which flows muddy. The road is primarily on the Tropic Shale, which can turn to a mud bog after rain or snow. The last mile or two into Alstrom Point is over rough slickrock and not well marked in places.

Hike: From the parking area, wander around the rim. There are beautiful views of Navajo Mountain, the Kaiparowitz Powell and Lake Powell. Be aware that the cliffs may be undercut, so do not get too close to the rim. Spend time wandering and taking in the views. In April and May the wildflowers, such as Indian Paintbrush and Lupine, are in bloom. In the summer you can have fantastic views of storms sweeping across Navajo Mountain. Be careful not to disturb the cryptobiotic soil that abounds in some places. When you are done exploring, return to your vehicle. Most people spend most of their time at Alstrom Point looking out, and not hiking, so expect to cover less than a mile. The exception to this is if you have a lower-clearance vehicle. You can park your vehicle at the first large slickrock area and hike the remaining mile and a half to Alstrom Point.

Water Sources: None.

Camping: Dispersed camping locations are plentiful, especially along the 350/Alstrom Point road. Remember to pack out whatever you pack in.

    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Glen Canyon Recreation Area National Park
    Glen Canyon Entrance Fee - 1-7 Day Vehicle Pass - $25

    Boat fees additional, follow provided NPS link above.

    Map Drive
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Page, drive north on US89. Several miles after crossing into Utah, turn right on Aaron Burr Road in Bigwater (right next to the Escalante Corner Mart). Follow Aaron Burr until reaching a sign noting Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/scenic byway to the right. Turn right and continue on this road. After about 13 miles you will pass the Warm Creek turnoff. Stay left there, and shortly thereafter make a right onto the Croton Road (BLM Road 350). This road leads to a series of spires and a signed turn-off for Alstrom Point. Follow this road for about 4 miles until you reach a slickrock slope. Make your way carefully up this slope and then through the next slickrock section about 1/2 mile further on. At this second slickrock section, make your way to the left. Do not follow the tracks to the south or west - stay east. You can see the Alstrom Point road leading up a ridge to the east. After crossing the slickrock, the road turns good again and you can drive out to your destination.
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