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Lean-To Canyon, UT

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 5 of 5
Distance One Way 11.37 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,838 feet
Elevation Gain -2,762 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,210 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 15.4
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
21  2015-09-05
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
Photos 24
Trips 1 ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  7:03am - 6:06pm
Official Route
1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Youngs Canyon
2.5 mi away
7.9 mi
3,054 ft
Dark Canyon - Youngs Canyon to Sundance Trail
3.2 mi away
8.3 mi
2,058 ft
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
7.1 mi away
4.2 mi
230 ft
Dark Canyon - Colorado River to Sundance Trail
7.3 mi away
3.3 mi
850 ft
East Fork Cheesebox
11.6 mi away
13.8 mi
1,850 ft
Middle Gravel Canyon
12.0 mi away
9.2 mi
1,200 ft
Cheesebox Canyon
12.2 mi away
9.6 mi
1,300 ft
White Canyon Hwy 95 Milepost 57
White Canyon Hwy 95 Milepost 57
14.2 mi away
3.0 mi
350 ft
Black Hole of White Canyon
Black Hole of White Canyon
14.2 mi away
7.8 mi
780 ft
The Golden Stairs
16.0 mi away
4.0 mi
750 ft
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Author Full Detail Guide
Lean-To Canyon is a 11.37 mile one way hike with 1,210 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 40 miles west of Monticello Utah. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

A descent down Lean-To Canyon requires careful navigation, downclimbing, bypasses, wading and ends with a nice hike on a trail around the huge dryfall. This is a difficult trip only for people with significant outdoors experience.

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    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.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    Your goal is to get to Sweet Alice Road. This is a VERY remote place.

    From Mexican Hat, drive north on highway 261, up the Moki Dugway (no trailers or RVs allowed), go west on highway 95, then north after a few miles onto 275 (towards Natural Bridges state park.) Use the Elk Ridge access road, turning left at the junction with FR268, until you reach sweet alice road, then turn left onto Sweet Alice road. Bring a GPS and a map.
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