Upper Chimney Canyon

Green River, Utah 84525

Upper Chimney Canyon

Upper Chimney Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Upper Chimney Canyon offers a different view of the western swell area. The entire plateau area is called the Musentuchit Badlands. Canyoneering author Steve Allen attributes this to early cowboys who said of the area that one “musn't touch it.” The canyon usually has no water. Several side canyons merit exploration, and you may sight some wildlife in the area.

Along the way you encounter a couple of short narrows. The canyon varies from 100 to 200 feet deep, but in the deeper sections the plateau walls, set back from the canyon, tower hundreds of feet above the canyon bottom. Interesting pinnacle formations spice up the trip. As you near the end of the hike, you pass through the narrowest section of the canyon. Your hike ends at a 30-foot dryfall into a deep pool."

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Trail Information

Green River
Nearby City
420 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
September to May
BLM Price Field Office
Local Contacts
USGS The Frying Pan, San Rafael Desert
Local Maps