Hackberry Canyon

Cannonville, Utah

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A two- or three-day backpack in the Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area in the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Hackberry is a highly scenic canyon with numerous side canyons to explore, interesting geology, Sam Pollock Arch, and Watson’s Cabin, an early homestead. Hackberry Canyon offers a variety of scenery as it cuts through the White and Vermilion Cliffs. The upper portion of the hike, Round Valley Draw, is narrow, typical of canyons cut into the Navajo sandstone. Farther south, just before the canyon turns east and cuts through the East Kaibab Monocline (Cockscomb), it forms a valley bounded by the colorful formations making up the Vermilion Cliffs, and also exposes the banded Chinle formation. There are interesting side canyons, and the country above the canyons offers excellent opportunities for exploration. The area receives very little use, which enhances the sense of discovery.
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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A two- or three-day backpack in the Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area in the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Hackberry is a highly scenic canyon with numerous side canyons to explore, interesting geology, Sam Pollock Arch, and Watson’s Cabin, an early homestead. Hackberry Canyon offers a variety of scenery as it cuts through the White and Vermilion Cliffs.

The upper portion of the hike, Round Valley Draw, is narrow, typical of canyons cut into the Navajo sandstone. Farther south, just before the canyon turns east and cuts through the East Kaibab Monocline (Cockscomb), it forms a valley bounded by the colorful formations making up the Vermilion Cliffs, and also exposes the banded Chinle formation. There are interesting side canyons, and the country above the canyons offers excellent opportunities for exploration. The area receives very little use, which enhances the sense of discovery.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Cannonville
Distance: 21
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Two to three days
Season: Spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 6,100 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Local Maps: USGS Slickrock Bench, USGS Calico Peak, Southwestern Utah Multipurpose Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Hackberry Canyon

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