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Kanarra Creek
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Overview
Location

Kanarraville, Utah

Sights

Waterfalls, Slot Canyon

Distance

I did 4 miles round trip

Parking Lot Elevation

5518

Summit Elevation

5994

Elevation Gain/Loss

My GPS clocked 616 feet ascent and 159 feet descent one way

Time Required

2-3 Hours

Pets

No

Fees

$10 Parking Fee

Water Info

Lots of water available to filter

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Sun Exposure

Lots during the approach, almost none in the canyon

Restrooms

No

Visitor Center

No

Camping

No

Food

No

Trail Map



Driving Directions



The Trail:

This is a great little hike with easy access for a slot canyon and could be done with kids and families during the summer. We went the week after a snow storm. The snow made the area really really beautiful but made the hike a beast as it was a few miles of post holing and breaking through ice. I was not able to make it all the way to the waterfalls. We got within ear shot of them but never did get to see them due to a very large snow drift. The hike was still really cool and gorgeous. This hike is very easy to find as it starts right in town. The parking area is located on 100 North. It was too snowed in so I parked at the city hall back in town where you don’t have to pay to park. The townspeople were pretty particular with people in their town so please obey all the rules and postings so this hike continues to stay open.

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From the parking lot you walk up the dirt road until you reach the water tanks.

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The trail starts just to the right of the water tanks and is really easy to follow. There are some really cool colorful hills around you in the beginning.

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You will soon come to the first creek crossing. Don’t be afraid to get your feet wet since you will very soon have to do a lot of walking in the creek.

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The approach hike is very beautiful and meanders through the hills and is not really ever steep.

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At this point in the trail you are hiking mostly in the creek itself with lots of little side trails to get you around thick brush in the creek.

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You will be making your way toward a very large and pretty sandstone formation.

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Always stay to the right and the slot canyon begins on the side of the formation. This is a really cool canyon. Take your time to enjoy the sights or in our case to fight the snow. Haha. It really is beautiful though.

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I did not make it to the main falls but here are some photos of what you can see up there.

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The Return:

You have to return back the same way you went in.

Personal Thoughts:

Without the snow this is a very beginner slot canyon and would be great to give families or beginners a taste of the Zion country. I found it to be a very peaceful and nice hike although I have heard it can get very busy in summer so be aware.

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About The Author
Josh1990
I love adventure! I live in Cache Valley, Utah. Do you have questions on any of my Treks? Email me @ joshua.oyler@gmail.com

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