Water Canyon Trail

Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area, Utah

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Water Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 5,238 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,481 feet. The Water Canyon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The Black Rocks and White Domes attractions can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Canaan Mountain Highpoint viewpoint.
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Water Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 5,238 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,481 feet. The Water Canyon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The Black Rocks and White Domes attractions can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Canaan Mountain Highpoint viewpoint.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area
Distance: 5.9
Elevation Gain: 2,481 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,238 feet
Top Elevation: 7,343 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Water Canyon Trail
Parks: Canaan Mountain Wilderness Area
Elevation Min/Max: 5216/7343 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5238/5238 ft

Water Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Water Canyon is one of the prettiest and most interesting hikes in this book. The natural beauty, water, sculpted canyon, and vegetation are hard to beat."

"A leisurely hike to the narrows of Water Canyon or a vigorous day trip to the top of Canaan Mountain. This route begins as a well-defined trail to a slot canyon and then becomes a steep and somewhat primitive route to the top of Canaan Mountain.

From the top it is possible to navigate at will across the top of the mesa in many directions, but don’t expect any trails to guide you. Water is scarce on the mesa top, so bring a plentiful supply with you for extended bushwhacking on top."

Recent Trail Reviews

10/10/2009
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Beautiful scenery of an arch on the right up high. Deer in the area. When you get closer to the slot canyon water is seeping out of the sandstone and ferns growing in the cracks. The canyon starts to close in an cools off. The trail is a constant incline toward the falls. In the spring the water is flowing quit nicely. You are in ponderosa pines, maples and oak. As you pass the first waterfall the trail gets steeper with dropoffs and you need to really watch your step. Good boots are a must because of the mosses and wet slickrock. Well worth the hike. Make sure you bring plenty of water. The canyons are breathtaking and don't forget to explore some where some canyons are camoflauged.



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