Road Canyon

Mexican Hat, Utah

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Road Canyon is one of a half-dozen major canyons carved into the eastern flanks of Cedar Mesa and draining into Comb Wash. The canyon ranges from 100 to 400 feet deep, embraced by bulging walls of red-and-gray-banded Cedar Mesa sandstone that are sculpted into ledges, alcoves, sheer cliffs, and strange hoodoos. A seasonal stream fringed by a ribbon of riparian foliage, inviting benches shaded by a pygmy forest of pinyon and juniper, the canyon’s sculpted slickrock, and the quiet and solitude provided by its remote, off-the-beaten-track location offer ample incentives for visitors to seek out Road Canyon.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region

by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)

Road Canyon is one of a half-dozen major canyons carved into the eastern flanks of Cedar Mesa and draining into Comb Wash. The canyon ranges from 100 to 400 feet deep, embraced by bulging walls of red-and-gray-banded Cedar Mesa sandstone that are sculpted into ledges, alcoves, sheer cliffs, and strange hoodoos.

A seasonal stream fringed by a ribbon of riparian foliage, inviting benches shaded by a pygmy forest of pinyon and juniper, the canyon’s sculpted slickrock, and the quiet and solitude provided by its remote, off-the-beaten-track location offer ample incentives for visitors to seek out Road Canyon.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mexican Hat
Distance: 6.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 4
Season: Spring and Fall
Local Maps: USGS Cedar Mesa North
Driving Directions: Directions to Road Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

4/14/2014
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Very easy hiking once you get down into Road Canyon. Fallen Roof Ruin and Seven Kivas Ruin are worth the effort!



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