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Dark Canyon - Colorado River to Sundance Trail, UT

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,704 feet
Elevation Gain 500 feet
Accumulated Gain 850 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.13
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
21  2015-09-05
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  7:35am - 5:28pm
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Dark Canyon - Colorado River to Sundance Trail is a 3.3 mile one way hike with 850 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 47 miles west of Monticello Utah. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.

The trip start has been placed at the 2015 low water mark, which is right at the Colorado River. As Lake Powell fills up, the start of the trip will begin further into the canyon.

Hike up the canyon along high benches above the creek, until reaching a nice area with waterfalls where you can swim. Shade in the lower canyon is available in the morning and late afternoon. A small ledge with some exposure must be traversed towards the end.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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.

    Permit $$

    Glen Canyon Recreation Area National Park
    Glen Canyon Entrance Fee - 1-7 Day Vehicle Pass - $25

    Boat fees additional, follow provided NPS link above.

    Map Drive
    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    If you are rafting the Colorado River, you will need the NPS permit from Canyonlands and can dock your raft and hike upcanyon. Otherwise you can access this from the top by hiking down the Sundance trail.
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