Big Canyon

Baker, Nevada 89311

Big Canyon

Big Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Easy access to The Table and Mount Moriah from a high trailhead, reached via a scenic road on the west side of the Mount Moriah Wilderness, in the Snake Range. This hike is worth it just for the view from the trailhead. As you start the walk south into Big Canyon, the rugged northwest face of Mount Moriah is framed in the canyon before you. The trail drops gradually into the bottom of Big Canyon, then follows the bed upstream through aspen, fir, and limber pine forest. Big Canyon is normally dry, but there is a small, unnamed spring (not shown on the USGS topographic map) next to the trail just after it turns sharply left and starts to climb the east slopes of the canyon."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Summer through Fall
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District, 825 Avenue East, Ely, NV 89301; (775) 289-3031;
Local Contacts
USGS Sixmile Canyon, Mount Moriah
Local Maps