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High Spur - Glen Canyon Natl Recreation Area, UT

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Trailhead Elevation 6,007 feet
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
Dogs not allowed
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Author Steph_and_Blake
author avatar Guides 100
Routes 61
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Trips 176 map ( 751 miles )
Age 71 Male Gender
Location Grand Junction, CO
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Preferred   Apr, May, Oct, Nov
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:14am - 7:20pm
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complete solitude
by Steph_and_Blake

Likely In-Season!
The High Spur campsite is located northeast of the Hans Flat Ranger station in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Situated at the end of a spur road off of an infrequently traveled dirt road, it affords complete solitude. Views to the immediate east are of Millard Canyon and, in the far distance, is the Islands in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. North of the campsite are some interesting geological features. High Spur is a desirable campsite for folks wanting to hike into Horseshoe Canyon from the east.

* Up to 3 vehicles and 9 people are allowed to camp at High Spur.
* Motorcycles and trailers are considered vehicles.
* Advance reservations are highly recommended.
* Dogs are not permitted.
* A high-clearance, 4x4 vehicle is required for one steep, rocky section of the spur road.
* There are no amenities at the site. No water, no toilets, no picnic tables, no nothing.
* Campers must provide their own toilet system.
* Fires are not allowed, but a propane fire ring is permitted.

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2019-05-17 Steph_and_Blake
    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 $$

    Canyonlands National Park
    Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days)

    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To car camp trip
    From Hanksville drive north on UT-24. Just before the turnoff for Goblin Valley State Park, turn right onto a signed dirt road. Follow the signs for Hans Flat Ranger Station. Once at Hans Flat, take the signed dirt road past the private residences headed north. Follow the signs for High Spur.
    page created by Steph_and_Blake on May 17 2019 3:08 pm
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