Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails
by David Day (Rincon Publishing)
© David Day/Rincon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.
One of a kind hike - perfect for a hot sunny day...once you pass the "rainy day at the mall" crowds at the bottom entrace, your start to notice the beauty and almost spookyness of the canyon around you....made it about 3 miles upstream and back in under 3 hours, however, proper shoes and hiking poles are a must...felt sorry for those trying to find their ways in sandles or even barefotted.
This has to be one of the most amazing hikes I have every been on. I would highly recommend that you bring a walking stick, they rent them in town for 5-10 bucks and proper shoes....tennis shoes worked great.
Beautiful views, but the water is cold, make sure you to rent (or bring your own) gear to keep you warm/dry.
This was the third time I did this ultimate hike - and 46 year old knees wonder if I'll ever do the full 17 miles in one day again. It is UNSURPASSED as a hike (A rapidly increasing stream cutting through ever deepening canyons that get more and more primeval) but DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE this! It can be an ordeal if you are psychologically unprepared for the cold, wet, and dark bowels-of0the-earth depths of this wonderful place in Fall. Consider if you are ready, don't dawdle too much, and be ready to be exhausted but happy.
I have to give Utahs most famous trail a 5 star. Not much elevation change, but hiking through a narrow INCREDIBLY beautiful colorful canyon makes up for it. It is difficult because your wading through water at times that goes over your head. Make sure you wear comfortable strap on sandles or really good water stocks. This can be a day or night hike, but it really depends on the weather because if it rains there could be flash flood issues. Overall a very beautiful, unique hike that is a must for anyone going near St George and southern UT.
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