Round Trip Distance: 10.5 miles
Elevation: 4824 - 5090 feet
Elevation gain: 1,989 feet
Cellphone: 0-2 bars
Time: 5 hrs. 15 mins.
Trailhead: Big Spring Canyon Overlook
Attractions: Scenic views
The Confluence Overlook trail is in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park between Moab and Monticello, Utah. The trail begins at the end of Highway 211, the main road in the Needles District, at the Big Spring Canyon Overlook. From there it extends for a little over 5 miles through canyons, over ridges and across open spaces until it reaches an overlook above the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers.There are several places along the route that require scrambling up and down slickrock domes and ridges as well as one short metal ladder to climb. Besides the views from the overlook hikers will enjoy spectacular geological scenes of hoodoos, distant views of the needles and the graben of Cyclone Canyon.