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Hunter Canyon, UT

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,074 feet
Elevation Gain 400 feet
Accumulated Gain 500 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.5
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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10  2021-05-20 trekkin_gecko
Author trekkin_gecko
author avatar Guides 9
Routes 379
Photos 4,697
Trips 3,138 map ( 22,226 miles )
Age 62 Female Gender
Location phoenix, az
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov → Early
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  4:54am - 7:45pm
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water in the desert
by trekkin_gecko

Hunter Canyon trail is an out-and-back hike along perennial Kane Creek. There are sandstone cliffs on both sides of the canyon. The trail winds through cottonwood, willow, and tamarisk trees, on a dirt or sand path. There are several bedrock sections with pools of water. You can stay in the creek bed or follow the path that crosses the creek occasionally.

Parking at the Hunter Canyon Campground, the trail passes several BLM tent campsites. Hunter's arch is to the right, about a half-mile into the canyon. The canyon walls provide some protection from wind. It might be too warm to do this one in the summer unless cooling off in one of the pools. The last set of pools is about 1.75 miles in, which would be a good turnaround point. The trail continues another half mile or so to an intersection with another canyon. We didn't go quite that far, turning around at a brush-choked spot.

This riparian area makes for a nice contrast to the typical desert hike found near Moab.

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2021-05-24 trekkin_gecko
    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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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From main street/highway 191, drive 7.5 miles on Kane Creek Road. The trailhead for hunter campground/canyon will be on the left.
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