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.
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."
--Dayna Stern, Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin, Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
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