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Cave Spring, Canyonlands National Park

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Cave Springs Cowboy Camp was a line camp operated by the Scorup-Sommerville Cattle Company in what would become Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The site consists of a cave-like shelter under a rock overhang on the side of a small canyon. The canyon was arranged with a fence across the opening that allowed its use as a cattle pen. The site contains a great deal of material that was abandoned as the site became disused. The shelter was used from the late 1890s through the late 1960s when the park was established.
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Where to stay in Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park offers camping in two first-come, first-served campgrounds and various primitive sites throughout the park. Most park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Moab, which offers plenty of places to rest in the form of national chain motels, rustic inns with a Southwestern vibe, and lodges. A few bed and breakfasts sit north and south of town on the way to the park, and a couple of ranches and lodges lie a bit farther from town, offering more luxurious digs in the majestic setting of southern Utah's high desert.
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  • This 0.6 mile (1.0k) loop trail, with its trailhead located at the end of the 1.0 mile long (1.6k), unpaved Cave Spring Road which is passable in an ordinary passenger vehicle, is the best of the four...  more »
  • This was easily one of our favorite hikes in Canyonlands. The trail is mostly level and not very long. There is even some shade due to the cave walls/ledges. There are a couple of wooden ladders that ...  more »
  • It is one of the shorter hikes in the park, suitable for the whole family. There are some elevation changes. But all in all it is a fun loop.  more »