Woodenshoe Trailhead to Dark Canyon

Blanding, Utah

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Woodenshoe Canyon, Dark Canyon’s longest tributary, stretches more than 15 miles from its headwaters draw high on South Elk Ridge to its mouth deep in the wild middle reaches of Dark Canyon. Throughout much of its length, Woodenshoe Canyon averages 1,200
Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

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Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)

Woodenshoe Canyon, Dark Canyon’s longest tributary, stretches more than 15 miles
from its headwaters draw high on South Elk Ridge to its mouth deep in the wild
middle reaches of Dark Canyon. Throughout much of its length, Woodenshoe Canyon
averages 1,200

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Blanding
Distance: 29.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 days
Season: Late May through June; Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Woodenshoe Buttes, Warren
Driving Directions: Directions to Woodenshoe Trailhead to Dark Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

5/15/1998
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Several years ago I hiked from the Woodenshoe trailhead to Dark Canyon and westward through Dark Canyon to and out through the Sundance Trail. (This required a shuttle.) With some side explorations, this was a five day hike. Many campsites with plentiful water. Gorgeous scenery. At least one very nice, small, Anazasi ruin in Woodenshoe. Total trailhead to trailhead distance - about 34 miles.



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Apr 2018