Guinavah-Malibu Loop via Crimson Trail and Riverside Nature Trail

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4.2 mi
1 hrs 41 min
1,131 ft
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This is a difficult loop trail to Guinavah-Malibu in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail offers stunning views of Logan Canyon, the opposing "Wind Caves" trail, and a view from ~6,100ft. of the "China Wall" cliffs. There are opportunities to see a variety of wildlife native to Northern Utah, including Mule Deer, Elk, Hawks, and a variety of plant-life and wildflowers.

Getting Started

Being a loop, hikers can start from either Guenva Malibu Campground trailhead, or Spring Hollow Campground trailhead. There is parking available all year at Spring Hollow, but keep in mind Gueneva-Malibu Campgound is seasonal, typically opening around mid-May, and public parking may be limited. However, the Wind Caves Trailhead is just across highway 89, and there is usually parking there.

Taking Children

This trail may be slightly difficult for Children, as the trail does get quite skinny, and muddy. It's around a 1,200 ft. climb, and a few sections are quite steep. Consider the lower Spring Hollow River Trail as an alternative, it's quite flat, yet still overs views of the river, opportunities for viewing fish in the river, and birds in the trees.

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Crimson Trail Loop from Spring Hollow Camp Ground
Crimson Train is one of the most scenic trains with excellent view points of the valley. Keep in mind - in early spring, when the Logan River is swollen, it's nearly impossible to do the loop as the riverside nature trail is underwater. So if you start from Spring Hollow Campground (SHC), expect to turn around and climb back up to get to the SHC.
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