Bowknot Bend Viewpoint |

San Rafael Desert

Hiking Bowknot Bend Viewpoint - San Rafael Desert Hiking Bowknot Bend Viewpoint
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TICKS & TODOS: 9 Todo Lists / 3 Ticks
RATING: Moderate Hiking / Moderate Route Finding
SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring
Thu Hi:78 Lo:49 Fri Hi:82 Lo:53 Sat Hi:79 Lo:52 Sun Hi:80 Lo:52 Mon Hi:76 Lo:51
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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.
Panorama from Bowknot Bend Viewpoint

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