Dark Canyon Wilderness, Dark Canyon ISA Complex, and Cheesebox Canyon WSA Trails

Blanding, Utah 84511

Dark Canyon Wilderness, Dark Canyon ISA Complex, and Cheesebox Canyon WSA Trails

Dark Canyon Wilderness, Dark Canyon ISA Complex, and Cheesebox Canyon WSA Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Both the designated wilderness the adjacent instant study area (ISA) have the same name, Dark Canyon. The tributaries of Dark Canyon are Black Steer, Youngs, Lost, and Lean-To Canyons—all of which can be explored as side trips of a Dark Canyon expedition. Fable Valley is part of the Dark Canyon ISA Complex administered by the BLM, but it’s a tributary of Gypsum Canyon, accessible from the Dark Canyon Plateau but not from the main canyon.

Cheesebox Canyon, part of the White Canyon area near Natural Bridges National Monument, is separated from the Dark Canyon area by dirt access roads and a ridge of highcountry. This trail guide includes descriptions of Sundance Trailhead to Dark Canyon, Woodenshoe, Dark, and Peavine Canyons, and Horse Pasture Canyon to Scorup Cabin."

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Trail Information

Blanding
Nearby City
53.5
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Best Spring through Fall
Season
3,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,500 feet
Top Elevation
Manti-la Sal National Forest, Monticello Ranger District; Bureau of Land Management, San Juan Resource Area; National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Manti-La Sal, Bowdie Canyon East, Bowdie Canyon West, Fable Valley, Indian Head Pass, Black Stter Canyon, and others
Local Maps

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Oct 2018