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Dry Canyon Trail

East Carbon City, Utah

Dry Canyon Trail

Dry Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Nine Mile Canyon Trail, toward the eastern end, head southwest along Dry Creek into the canyon. Dry Canyon has a lot in common with Cottonwood Canyon. Both are narrow and steep-walled and lined with cottonwoods and sagebrush. They are very attractive drives for viewing autumn colors. About 6 or 7 miles into the trail, aspens also become prevalent.

Special Attractions: Moderate 4WD trail that crosses the high West Tavaputs Plateau with its high desert vegetation; Wonderful panoramic vistas from several viewpoints; Dry Canyon with its many cottonwoods, and Water Canyon with its stands of aspen; Fremont Indian petroglyphs and pictographs. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

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Trail Information

East Carbon City
Nearby City
39
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Difficulty
3 hours
Duration
May to November
Season
5,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,200 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Cowboy Bench, Twin Hollow, Bruin Point, Patmos Head, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Junction, Price
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