Maidenwater Canyon

Hanksville, Utah

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The trail runs along the wall on the right side. About halfway between the trailhead and Trachyte Creek, water seeps begin to appear, allowing a more abundant plant life. The canyon narrows down just after the water’s appearance and is blocked by a chockstone. Depending on the water level, it is an 8-to 12-foot drop to the water. Although the jam can be downclimbed with some effort, a 15- to 20-foot rope is suggested for lowering packs. The water level varies significantly, from chest deep to as much as 8 to 10 feet deep, depending on the time of year, recent storms, and the water year. In low water, the pool is an easy wade; in deep water, it’s a cold swim. From the rock jam, the trail frequently crosses the stream, requiring wading shoes. The canyon floor is also full of brush that often requires minor bushwhacking. For afternoon hikers, the high wall to the south provides good shade.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

The trail runs along the wall on the right side. About halfway between the trailhead and Trachyte Creek, water seeps begin to appear, allowing a more abundant plant life. The canyon narrows down just after the water’s appearance and is blocked by a chockstone. Depending on the water level, it is an 8-to 12-foot drop to the water.

Although the jam can be downclimbed with some effort, a 15- to 20-foot rope is suggested for lowering packs. The water level varies significantly, from chest deep to as much as 8 to 10 feet deep, depending on the time of year, recent storms, and the water year. In low water, the pool is an easy wade; in deep water, it’s a cold swim. From the rock jam, the trail frequently crosses the stream, requiring wading shoes. The canyon floor is also full of brush that often requires minor bushwhacking. For afternoon hikers, the high wall to the south provides good shade.

©  Steve Mann & Rhett Olson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hanksville
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 570 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: October to March
Local Contacts: BLM Henry Mountains Field Station
Local Maps: USGS Black Table
Driving Directions: Directions to Maidenwater Canyon

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