Lower Black Box

Castle Dale, Utah

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A wet day hike or overnighter through the Lower Black Box of the San Rafael River, located within the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area. The Lower Black Box of the San Rafael River provides one of the more interesting river hikes in the state. The San Rafael area has not received the attention other rivers have. Therefore, chances are you won’t be running into many other hikers. The trip involves about a 2.3-mile hike down to the river, another 2.5 miles along the rim on the east side of the river, and then a 4-mile hike/wade through the Lower Black Box. The entire trip can be done in a day, or you can backpack to the river and camp near Sulphur Spring.
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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A wet day hike or overnighter through the Lower Black Box of the San Rafael River, located within the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area. The Lower Black Box of the San Rafael River provides one of the more interesting river hikes in the state. The San Rafael area has not received the attention other rivers have.

Therefore, chances are you won’t be running into many other hikers. The trip involves about a 2.3-mile hike down to the river, another 2.5 miles along the rim on the east side of the river, and then a 4-mile hike/wade through the Lower Black Box. The entire trip can be done in a day, or you can backpack to the river and camp near Sulphur Spring.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Castle Dale
Distance: 11
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: One day to overnight
Season: Early summer and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,490 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Price Field Office, BLM
Local Maps: USGS Spotted Wolf Canyon, USGS Drowned Hole Draw, Southeastern Utah Multipurpose Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Black Box

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