Robbers Roost Overlook |

Angel Point

Hiking Robbers Roost Overlook - Angel Point Hiking Robbers Roost Overlook
Angel Point

Overview | Getting There | Route | Photos | Maps | Comments

Overview

RATING: Easy hiking.
MAPS: Angel Cove, UT;

Wed

61 | 26

Thu

62 | 27

Fri

62 | 31

Sat

62 | 33

Sun

55 | 27

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SEASON: Any, hot in summer
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None.

Wed

61 | 26

Thu

62 | 27

Fri

62 | 31

Sat

62 | 33

Sun

55 | 27

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The snowy Henry Mountains from near the overlook

The snowy Henry Mountains from near the overlook

Angel Point offers good views of the Robbers Roost area to the east, but in my opinion, this short hike offers better views and is second to none for watching a sunset. The hike is easy, and family friendly, but ends at the edge of a 600' cliff overlooking the Dirty Devil River. Keep a watchful eye on kids and pets here!

This is a good, short hike to add to the end of a day canyoneering in the area. There is decent primitive camping at the trailhead as long as it is not windy.

Roadtrip and wonderdog

Roadtrip and wonderdog

Getting There

Go south out of Hanksville on Highway 95 toward Hite for 10 miles. Just after mile marker 10, on the left (east) side of the road is a dirt road signed Angel Point. Reset your odometer as you leave the highway. Major junctions are:

  • 1.7 miles - Stay Left
  • 2.5 miles - Left
  • 3.4 miles - Left
  • 8.5 miles - Signed Angel Point Road, stay left on the main road
  • 8.8 miles - Right on a smaller side road (First road after Angel Point Road)
  • 9.1 miles - Small camping area on the left. This is the trailhead. The road beyond is very faded.
Robbers Roost Canyon from the overlook.

Robbers Roost Canyon from the overlook.

The dirty devil river 600' below

The dirty devil river 600' below

Route

From the trailhead, follow the well used trail north, down, and across Angel Cove Canyon. After crossing Angel Cove, it bends and heads east. The trail is well used, and easy to follow. It ends at an overlook directly across from Robbers Roost Canyon. To the right is Angel Cove canyon, and straight below 600' is the mighty Dirty Devil River. A magnificent and airy pearch for viewing the Roost.

Return the same way.


Maps

Route / 3.12 miles / Elevation Range 4,676 - 4,805 ft.
Printable Maps:
Turnoff To Trailhead

12S 539207mE 4240664mN

N38° 18' 48" W110° 33' 05"

Trailhead

12S 539592mE 4241078mN

N38° 19' 01" W110° 32' 50"

Overlook

12S 540335mE 4241440mN

N38° 19' 13" W110° 32' 19"

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