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Glen Canyon Recreation Area NPS Details
Wiregrass Canyon extends for approximately 3 miles (5 km) from the road to Lake Powell. There is no trail as such, but it is easy to follow the wash. In some places it will be necessary to climb out of the wash and detour around pour-offs (drop-offs where waterfalls flow during flash floods). Narrow footpaths around these pour-offs have been created by hikers. Cairns (small piles of rocks) help to mark the main canyon. About 1 mile (1.6 km) from the road, you will find a small natural bridge, formed when flood waters from the canyon paralleling Wiregrass Canyon finally cut through the narrow canyon wall. Flood waters now rush through this natural bridge into Wiregrass Canyon, and the periodic streams have abandoned the lower part of the parallel canyon. As you continue down the wash, you will see balanced rocks, small arches high in the canyon walls, and side canyons which you are welcome to explore. Near Lake Powell, but still in the wash, you will see a second natural bridge.
The USGS 7.5 minute Lone Rock Quadrangle may be helpful. It may be purchased at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center.
Wiregrass Canyon provides little shade, and the rocks reflect the sun's heat. Fall, winter, and spring are the best times for this hike. If hiking in the summer, start as early in the morning as possible.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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