Brumley Creek/Climbers Access

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 0.8-2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 9290 - 9459 feet
Cellphone: 0-3 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Brumley Creek
Fee: none
Attractions: rock climbing




The Brumley Creek trail is located in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Utah. The primary purpose for the trail is to provide access to the cliffs above the north side of the canyon to rock climbers. Much of the trail is very primitive in nature and is more of a scramble at times than a hike.


To get to the trailhead from Moab drive south on Highway 191, measuring from Center and Main, for 7.8 miles and turn left onto the Old Airport Road. Follow the signs for the La Sal Mtn. Loop Road for another 12 miles and turn right onto the Geyser Pass Road. It is about 3.9 miles along a graveled road to the trailhead which is on the south side of the road at a switchback.


The first hundred yards or so of the trail starts out as a pleasant hike toward the canyon.


After a short distance the trail splits. The trail to the right leads into the canyon where it follows along the base of the cliffs. The trail to the left leads to the top of the cliffs.


The trail doesn't actually lead all the way down into the bottom of the canyon.


Once the trail gets below the cliffs it levels off and turns up the canyon along the cliff face.


Some of the popular climbing routes have permanent anchors in place.


Most of the routes don't look to be much over 65 meters. We're pretty sure this is one of the routes on the Good Times Wall.


We've heard that you can hike up the canyon about a mile. Within the first half mile the trail was getting rough enough and it was late in the day so we decided to turn around.


We added the Brumley Creek trail for completeness and because everytime we drive past the trailhead we tend to see people parked there. Except for one couple everyone that we have run into there were rock climbers. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.