c/o Moab/Green River Visitor Information
Phone: 435-259-8825 or 800-635-6622
The Book Cliffs run for approximately 200 miles, from the area of Price, Utah toward the east to the Grand Junction, Colorado area. These mostly sedimentary formations get their name from their resemblance (from some angles) to rows of books lining a shelf. This is a rugged, dry desert area that has little to offer the casual hiker or camper, although there are some locations along their length where modern explorers can still enjoy this spectacular scenery and the natural wonders the cliffs have to offer.
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5,000 to 6,000 + feet
Between Price, Utah and Grand Junction, Colorado.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): N/A
Typical high desert weather, with cold winters and hot, dry summers.
Regulations and Precautions
- Backcountry Considerations
- Backcountry Emergencies
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Restrictions and Regulations
- Encountering Wild Animals
- Pets in the Parks and Backcountry
Archaeological Resources Protection Act Hotline: 800-227-7286.
We know of no campgrounds within the Book Cliffs at this time.
We have not hiked any trails within the Book Cliffs area, and we do not know of any marked trails.