North Wash to Marinus Canyon Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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 up-canyon.
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. At the end of the canyon’s right fork is a shady overhang supporting hanging gardens, offering a fine destination for a half- day hike."