Yellow Rock / The Box of the Paria River

Cannonville, Utah

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This premier day hike follows two such long-abandoned stock trails and an interesting cross-country route across the mesa. Among the mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wash, Hackberry Canyon, and The Box of the Paria River, rises a high, wedge-shaped mesa punctuated by an array of Navajo Sandstone domes and towers. On the far northern reaches of the mesa are the Death Valleys, upper and lower, and cattle have been grazed there for more than a century. Numerous trails have been forged by ranchers between the rims of the mesa and the Paria River and Hackberry Canyon, affording access to water for their stock. Some of the trails are still used by cattle today, while others are no longer useful and have been abandoned.
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)

This premier day hike follows two such long-abandoned stock trails and an interesting cross-country route across the mesa.
Among the mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wash, Hackberry Canyon, and The Box of the Paria River, rises a high, wedge-shaped mesa punctuated by an array of Navajo Sandstone domes and towers. On the far northern reaches of the mesa are the Death
Valleys, upper and lower, and cattle have been grazed there for more than a century.

Numerous trails have been forged by ranchers between the rims of the mesa and the Paria River and Hackberry Canyon, affording access to water for their stock. Some of the trails are still used by cattle today, while others are no longer useful and have been abandoned.

©  Ron Adkison/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cannonville
Distance: 6.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Season: Apr through early June; Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Calico Peak and Fivemile Valley
Driving Directions: Directions to Yellow Rock / The Box of the Paria River

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