Alan Canyon - Water Canyon Loop

Escalante, Utah

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This 14-mile loop, penetrating timbered country in many ways reminiscent of the mountains of eastern Oregon, is rated aerobically moderate and technically easy. Riding surfaces include hard-surfaced gravel, packed-sand road with embedded cobbles, and double-track with the potential for respectable mud holes. Big red hoodoos embellish the sides of the Table Cliff Plateau ahead, whose high, southern-most extension is known as Powell Point. It’s a straightforward once-up, once-down ride, with a five-mile climb followed by a descent of nearly equal length. Up high note the distinctive, thick ground cover of spreading, hunkering juniper.
Mountain Bike! Southern Utah

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Mountain Bike! Southern Utah

by Michael McCoy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This 14-mile loop, penetrating timbered country in many ways reminiscent of the mountains of eastern Oregon, is rated aerobically moderate and technically easy. Riding surfaces include hard-surfaced gravel, packed-sand road with embedded cobbles, and double-track with the potential for respectable mud holes. Big red hoodoos embellish the sides of the Table Cliff Plateau ahead, whose high, southern-most extension is known as Powell Point.

It’s a straightforward once-up, once-down ride, with a five-mile climb followed by a descent of nearly equal length. Up high note the distinctive, thick ground cover of spreading, hunkering juniper.

©  Michael McCoy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Escalante
Distance: 14
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: May through October
Local Contacts: Escalante Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, 435-826-5400
Local Maps: Dixie National Forest visitor map, Powell, Escalante and Teasdale Ranger District; DeLorme Utah Atlas & Gazetteer, page 19
Driving Directions: Directions to Alan Canyon - Water Canyon Loop

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