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Youngs Canyon, UT

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Warning! Technical climbing skills required. Risks include serious injury to death.  Risks are not eliminated by skill.
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 5 of 5
Distance One Way 7.92 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,919 feet
Elevation Gain 2,064 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,054 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 18.1
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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21  2015-09-05
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, May, Aug
Sun  7:34am - 5:27pm
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1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Lean-To Canyon
2.5 mi away
11.4 mi
1,210 ft
Dark Canyon - Youngs Canyon to Sundance Trail
4.9 mi away
8.3 mi
2,058 ft
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
9.6 mi away
4.2 mi
230 ft
Dark Canyon - Colorado River to Sundance Trail
9.8 mi away
3.3 mi
850 ft
East Fork Cheesebox
12.1 mi away
13.8 mi
1,850 ft
Middle Gravel Canyon
12.5 mi away
9.2 mi
1,200 ft
Cheesebox Canyon
12.8 mi away
9.6 mi
1,300 ft
Horse Pasture Trail to Scorup Cabin
14.7 mi away
8.0 mi
1,420 ft
Woodenshoe Trailhead to Dark Canyon
15.3 mi away
29.4 mi
2,240 ft
Woodenshoe - Peavine Loop
15.4 mi away
40.3 mi
2,600 ft
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Youngs Canyon is a 7.92 mile one way hike & climb trip with 3,054 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 37 miles west of Monticello Utah. September and June are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Youngs Canyon is a difficult canyon that involve routefinding, major bypasses, and climbing obstacles, including a 40 ft class 4-minus route at the very bottom. Another class 4 downclimb may be required where a landslide took out part of a bypass trail. At the bottom of Youngs is a gorgeous waterfall. This trip is part of Hayduke Trail Passage 3 and should only be undertaken by individuals with extreme amounts of outdoor experience. It is a very difficult route.

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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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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike & climb trip
    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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