Bowknot Bend Viewpoint |

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RATING: Moderate Hiking / Moderate Route Finding

Fri

64 | 42

Sat

67 | 31

Sun

56 | 34

Mon

59 | 29

Tue

64 | 31

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SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring
WATER: None

Fri

64 | 42

Sat

67 | 31

Sun

56 | 34

Mon

59 | 29

Tue

64 | 31

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Big Views -  Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

Big Views - Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

Bowknot Bend makes a stunning 8 mile loop to cover a distance down canyon of only a few hundred feet. This hike goes to an overlook where you see the river diverge on its 8 mile detour and return. It is an absolutely stunning and lofty viewpoint. The hike out is fairly casual, with a few moderate route finding problems, but nothing overly difficult. The views of the La Sal mountains, the Henry Mountains, and the Green River are second to none.

This is a great hike to do as an addition to the Colonnade Arch hike, though makes for a fairly long day (10 or so miles), so they are presented separately. Reaching the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle. Stay out of this area if rains are in the forecast, the roads can become impassable quickly.
Nearing Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

Nearing Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

Lucy pondering her canoe trip last fall -  Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

Lucy pondering her canoe trip last fall - Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

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