Davis Canyon

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Davis Canyon

Davis Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Davis Canyon is actually a complex labyrinth of canyons that have been etched out of the Cedar Mesa Sandstone on the southeast side of the Needles District. The network consists of two main canyons and at least a dozen minor ones. There are no developed trails in Davis Canyon and the area receives only a tiny fraction of the visitors that drive into the Needles District, so if you are looking for a more unstructured adventure with lots of solitude this may be just the place for you.

The hike described below is one that I found particularly interesting, but it explores just one section of the Davis Canyon complex. If you enjoy it I encourage you to walk up some of the other side canyons and see what you can discover on your own. Trail: There is no trail for this hike. The route follows a series of sandy washes through the bottom of a dry canyon."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4.75 hours
Year-round, best spring and fall
5,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,360 feet
Top Elevation
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS South Six-Shooter Peak
Local Maps