Dark Canyon Professional Review and Guide
"The Dark Canyon Wilderness, south of Canyonlands National Park, offers beautiful forest and desert scenery, Indian ruins, and peace and solitude. This five- to seven-day trip is for experienced backpackers. This loop hike in the canyons surrounding Dry Mesa—Woodenshoe, Dark, and Peavine—measures about 40 map miles, but with side excursions it can easily be extended to twice that.
The Dark Canyon area is rich in biological, geological, archaeological, and historical perspectives and remains in a relatively pristine state. The Dark Canyon Wilderness, designated in 1984, encompasses 45,000 acres. The lower portion of Dark Canyon is part of the 62,000-acre BLM Dark Canyon Primitive Area."