Dry Canyon Trail

East Carbon City, Utah

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Nine Mile Canyon Trail, toward the eastern end, head southwest along Dry Creek into the canyon. Dry Canyon has a lot in common with Cottonwood Canyon. Both are narrow and steep-walled and lined with cottonwoods and sagebrush. They are very attractive drives for viewing autumn colors. About 6 or 7 miles into the trail, aspens also become prevalent. Special Attractions: Moderate 4WD trail that crosses the high West Tavaputs Plateau with its high desert vegetation; Wonderful panoramic vistas from several viewpoints; Dry Canyon with its many cottonwoods, and Water Canyon with its stands of aspen; Fremont Indian petroglyphs and pictographs. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.
Backcountry Adventures: Utah

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Backcountry Adventures: Utah

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

Nine Mile Canyon Trail, toward the eastern end, head southwest along Dry Creek into the canyon. Dry Canyon has a lot in common with Cottonwood Canyon. Both are narrow and steep-walled and lined with cottonwoods and sagebrush. They are very attractive drives for viewing autumn colors. About 6 or 7 miles into the trail, aspens also become prevalent.

Special Attractions: Moderate 4WD trail that crosses the high West Tavaputs Plateau with its high desert vegetation; Wonderful panoramic vistas from several viewpoints; Dry Canyon with its many cottonwoods, and Water Canyon with its stands of aspen; Fremont Indian petroglyphs and pictographs. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: East Carbon City
Distance: 39
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: May to November
Trailhead Elevation: 5,500 feet
Top Elevation: 10,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Cowboy Bench, Twin Hollow, Bruin Point, Patmos Head, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Junction, Price
Driving Directions: Directions to Dry Canyon Trail

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