Water Canyon

Hildale, Utah

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A leisurely hike to the narrows of Water Canyon or a vigorous day trip to the top of Canaan Mountain. This route begins as a well-defined trail to a slot canyon and then becomes a steep and somewhat primitive route to the top of Canaan Mountain. From the top it is possible to navigate at will across the top of the mesa in many directions, but don’t expect any trails to guide you. Water is scarce on the mesa top, so bring a plentiful supply with you for extended bushwhacking on top.
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)

A leisurely hike to the narrows of Water Canyon or a vigorous day trip to the top of Canaan Mountain. This route begins as a well-defined trail to a slot canyon and then becomes a steep and somewhat primitive route to the top of Canaan Mountain.

From the top it is possible to navigate at will across the top of the mesa in many directions, but don’t expect any trails to guide you. Water is scarce on the mesa top, so bring a plentiful supply with you for extended bushwhacking on top.

© 2013 Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hildale
Distance: 1-1.7 miles
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: .75 to 2 hours
Season: Best March-May and September-November
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, St. George Field Office. See Appendix A for more information.
Driving Directions: Directions to Water Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

10/10/2009
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Beautiful scenery of an arch on the right up high. Deer in the area. When you get closer to the slot canyon water is seeping out of the sandstone and ferns growing in the cracks. The canyon starts to close in an cools off. The trail is a constant incline toward the falls. In the spring the water is flowing quit nicely. You are in ponderosa pines, maples and oak. As you pass the first waterfall the trail gets steeper with dropoffs and you need to really watch your step. Good boots are a must because of the mosses and wet slickrock. Well worth the hike. Make sure you bring plenty of water. The canyons are breathtaking and don't forget to explore some where some canyons are camoflauged.



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