Fish and Owl Creeks

Blanding, Utah

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Springs in the canyon provide water for several beaver dams in the upper reaches of Fish Creek. Also, the observant hiker will find many pristine ruins high on the canyon walls. Binoculars enhance the viewing experience. Continuing down canyon, the trail crosses over the water several times. However, crossings aren’t deep enough to warrant separate wading shoes. Six miles down canyon, the trail turns due south. Trees and brush line the canyon floor, and there are several spots for the night’s camp. Or, several camping spots are at the confluence with Owl Creek, about 8 miles from the point where you arrived at the floor of Fish Creek Canyon.

Fish and Owl Creeks Professional Review and Guide

"Springs in the canyon provide water for several beaver dams in the upper reaches of Fish Creek. Also, the observant hiker will find many pristine ruins high on the canyon walls. Binoculars enhance the viewing experience.

Continuing down canyon, the trail crosses over the water several times. However, crossings aren’t deep enough to warrant separate wading shoes. Six miles down canyon, the trail turns due south. Trees and brush line the canyon floor, and there are several spots for the night’s camp. Or, several camping spots are at the confluence with Owl Creek, about 8 miles from the point where you arrived at the floor of Fish Creek Canyon."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Blanding
Distance: 17
Elevation Gain: 1,620 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 days
Season: March to June, September to November
Local Contacts: BLM Monticello Field Office
Local Maps: USGS Snow Flat Spring Cave, Bluff NW; Trails Illustrated Grand Gulch Plateau
Driving Directions: Directions to Fish and Owl Creeks

Recent Trail Reviews

5/31/2011
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Hiked the trail owl to fish creek with two dogs. The trail was fairly easy to follow with plenty of water sources. There were some spots where the dogs struggle, especially getting out of the canyon on the fish creek side. Overall enjoyable experience.



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