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Johnson Canyon Caves, UT

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,774 feet
Elevation Gain 300 feet
Accumulated Gain 380 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.77
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
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4  2014-06-08 AZLOT69
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Sep
Sun  7:41am - 5:40pm
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Johnson Canyon Caves is a 3.5 mile one way hike with 380 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 15 miles north-northeast of Kanab Utah. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.

A series of mysterious caves discovered and then enhanced, driven by legend very similar to stories that abound about the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Alegedly Montezuma's treasure was buried here in an Indiana Jones fashion. Townspeople from Kanab, Utah combed this area in the early 1900's searching for treasure. They found secret chambers, multi levels but little of any value. The Geology is interesting as well as the caves. You can hike from the road or HC 4wd is necessary. It is very sandy access.


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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    Johnson Canyon Road 11.4 miles north of Highway 89, Kanab, Utah. Pass three fence lines two with gates. The road curves north. At the fork bear left and it takes you right to the base of the caves.
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