North Wash to Marinus Canyon

Hanksville, Utah

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Marinus Canyon is a classic, dry desert gorge, embraced by fluted 600-foot walls of Wingate sandstone. The low elevations of the canyon make it a fine choice for an early spring or late autumn outing, when higher canyons, such as those on Cedar Mesa, are too snowy or cold. There are no trails here; you simply follow the dry wash upcanyon. Although the route is generally easy to follow, the wash is sandy and for much of the way you’ll be rock-hopping and weaving among boulders. Enter the mouth of Marinus Canyon via the small earthen dam, then simply make your way up the rocky, boulder-strewn wash. A scattering of Fremont cottonwoods, tama-risks, and rabbitbrush fringe the usually dry wash, while the green foliage of single-leaf ash and apache plume, with its white spring blossoms and feathery summer fruits, dot the slopes above. The wash begins amid the rocks of the Chinle Formation.

North Wash to Marinus Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Marinus Canyon is a classic, dry desert gorge, embraced by fluted 600-foot walls of Wingate sandstone. The low elevations of the canyon make it a fine choice for an early spring or late autumn outing, when higher canyons, such as those on Cedar Mesa, are too snowy or cold. There are no trails here; you simply follow the dry wash upcanyon. Although the route is generally easy to follow, the wash is sandy and for much of the way you’ll be rock-hopping and weaving among boulders.

Enter the mouth of Marinus Canyon via the small earthen dam, then simply make your way up the rocky, boulder-strewn wash. A scattering of Fremont cottonwoods, tama-risks, and rabbitbrush fringe the usually dry wash, while the green foliage of single-leaf ash and apache plume, with its white spring blossoms and feathery summer fruits, dot the slopes above.
The wash begins amid the rocks of the Chinle Formation."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hanksville
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 4
Season: Spring and Fall
Local Maps: USGS Hite North
Driving Directions: Directions to North Wash to Marinus Canyon

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May 2018