Spring Creek Canyon

Kanarraville, Utah

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Spring Creek Canyon is an easy version of the Southwest’s famous slot canyons. Although not as dramatic as Spooky Gulch and Bull Valley Gorge, Spring Creek Canyon is easily accessible, requires less of a time commitment, and is less traveled. Start walking upcanyon. The road/all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail goes up onto a bench on the right (south) side of the stream, crossing it a few times as it continues upcanyon. The wide trail ends a mile or more upcanyon at a thin slit between two high cliffs—the start of the slot. Enter the narrow canyon and follow the footpath. It weaves among trees and brush growing along the small stream and between the high walls, which keep the desert sun from drying out the area.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

Spring Creek Canyon is an easy version of the Southwest’s famous slot canyons. Although not as dramatic as Spooky Gulch and Bull Valley Gorge, Spring Creek Canyon is easily accessible, requires less of a time commitment, and is less traveled.

Start walking upcanyon. The road/all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail goes up onto a bench on the right (south) side of the stream, crossing it a few times as it continues upcanyon. The wide trail ends a mile or more upcanyon at a thin slit between two high cliffs—the start of the slot. Enter the narrow canyon and follow the footpath. It weaves among trees and brush growing along the small stream and between the high walls, which keep the desert sun from drying out the area.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kanarraville
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 560 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: May to October
Local Contacts: BLM Cedar City Field Office
Local Maps: USGS Kanarraville
Driving Directions: Directions to Spring Creek Canyon

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7/9/2007
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An interesting hike that has a section of outstanding scenery.



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Apr 2018