Willis Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Kane County, Utah. It is within Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area, Dixie National Forest, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is 9.4 miles long and begins at 6,167 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,860 feet.
Willis Creek Road Professional Review and Guide
"On this fine short hike, there is no particular destination other than the narrows of Willis Creek. Go as far as you wish; you will find the best narrows along the first 1.3 miles. Where the broad wash of Willis Creek crosses Skutumpah Road, there is little intimation of the narrow gorge below.
Some of the most dramatic slot canyons in the world have been carved into the White Cliffs of the Grand Staircase in southern Utah. Many of these slot canyons are accessible only to veteran canyoneers well versed in a variety of rock-climbing techniques. Yet there are slot canyons that involve no more than a pleasant walk down their shadowed stone hallways. Willis Creek is such a canyon. Born on the flanks of the Pink Cliffs in Bryce Canyon National Park, the broad wash of Willis Creek carves a swath through densely wooded terraces until it reaches the Navajo Sandstone of the White Cliffs."
--Ron Adkison, Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region (Falcon Guides).
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