Coordinates: The Hayduke Trail is an 812 mile long distance backpacking route across southern Utah and northern Arizona. It "begins" in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah before heading through the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon National Park and ending in Zion National Park.
This highly strenuous wilderness route is exclusively on public land and travels ridge lines, drainages, existing foot and game trails, dirt roads, and rivers. The highest point is Mount Ellen (Utah) in the Henry Mountains (UT) at 11,419 feet above sea level to a low in the Grand Canyon of near 2000 feet.
The Hayduke Trail was named after George Washington Hayduke, a character from Edward Abbey's 'The Monkey Wrench Gang. It was created by Mike Coronella and Joe Mitchell, both of Utah, as the combination of several treks including a 94-day expedition in 1998 and a 101-day journey in 2000. "The Hayduke Trail: a Guide to the Backcountry Hiking Trail on the Colorado Plateau" was published by the University of Utah Press in 2005.
- Mitchell, Joe; Coronella, Mike (2005). The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry. The University of Utah Press. p. 1. ISBN 0874808138.
- Mitchell, Joe; Coronella, Mike (2005). The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry. The University of Utah Press. ISBN 0874808138.
- Mitchell, Joe; Coronella, Mike (2005). The Hayduke Trail: A Guide to the Backcountry. The University of Utah Press. p. 2. ISBN 0874808138.
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