The Chute of Muddy Creek

Hanksville, Utah 84734

The Chute of Muddy Creek

The Chute of Muddy Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Although a dull name like Muddy Creek may not stir the imagination, this hike is an epic adventure in a ruggedly scenic canyon. Tall sandstone walls lean in, splashed with dark desert varnish and stippled with cross-hatchings and layers, rising far above the waters of Muddy Creek."

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"This hike starts at a remote and beautiful section in the middle of the San Rafael Swell. The Chute of Muddy Creek has the feel of a technical hike: it has narrows with wall-to-wall water but no obstacles or rope work.

Avoid hiking during high runoff periods, or after rains, when high water makes the hike more dangerous. In spring and fall the water is cold, so bring a wet suit. Remember that desert evenings cool off quickly, so get out before dark."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
10 hours-2 days
Bureau of Land Management, Price Field Office
Local Contacts
USGS Tomsich Butte, Hunt Draw
Local Maps

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Oct 2018