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.
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.
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.