How to Run Murphy Point
This stunning trail takes you through grassy desert plains out to the rocky, cliffed edge of Island in the Sky. The whole way, your skyline will be distant mountains and the rock walls that make up the perimeter of Canyonlands’ Island in the Sky district.
The trail is a straight trail with mostly sand underfoot. Keep right at the only intersection, which has a sign. The trail ends where the cliff begins. Careful not to get too close to the edge! Return back the way you came.
Note: There is no water or shade on this trail.
Climbing your first mountain or 14er is an exciting and rewarding experience! You’ll get the achievement of seeing the world from above and the feel-goods of the endorphins from the exercise. However, the mountains aren’t a walk in the park, and getting down is mandatory. Some situations require extra caution and a little know how. With a bit of preparation, you’ll be able to get to the summit and back safely.
Whether you are training for a race or simply indulging in all the wilderness has to offer, there are a variety of factors, some constant, and some changing, that are likely to have an impact on your journey. Knowing these factors can help ensure your safety and get you back to the trailhead safely.