Canaan Mountain and Parunuweap Canyon Wilderness Study Areas are extensions of the slickrock plateaus and deep canyons of their neighbor, Zion National Park. Canaan Mountain is south of Zion and Parunuweap is east of it.
The Canaan Mountain plateau is high enough to support scattered groves of aspens and ponderosa pines, in addition to the usual piñon-juniper woodlands. South of Canaan Mountain, in Arizona, lies the Cottonwood Point Wilderness. This trail guide includes descriptions of Squirrel Canyon, and Checkboard Mesa Area to Parunweap Canyon.
Mount Carmel Junction, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10