Yellow Rock Canyon via Box Trail

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah 84741

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain695ft
Trailhead Elevation4,973ft
Top5,302ft
Elevation Min/Max4973/5302ft
Elevation Start/End4973/4973ft

Yellow Rock Canyon via Box Trail

Yellow Rock Canyon via Box Trail is a hiking trail in Kane County, Utah. It is within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 4,973 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 695 feet. The trail ends near the Yellow Rock Valley Viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Yellow Rock Trail, From Red Top Viewpoint To Red Top, Box Trail and Yellow Rock Canyon via Box Trail.

Yellow Rock Canyon via Box Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This premier day hike follows two such long-abandoned stock trails and an interesting cross-country route across the mesa. Among the mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wash, Hackberry Canyon, and The Box of the Paria River, rises a high, wedge-shaped mesa punctuated by an array of Navajo Sandstone domes and towers.

On the far northern reaches of the mesa are the Death Valleys, upper and lower, and cattle have been grazed there for more than a century. Among the mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wash, Hackberry Canyon, and The Box of the Paria River rises a high, wedge-shaped mesa punctuated by an array of Navajo Sandstone domes and towers. On the far northern reaches of the mesa are the Death Valleys, upper and lower, and cattle have been grazed there for more than a century."

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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Dog-friendly
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