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Big Horn Canyon
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2022-10-11  
2015-05-05  
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Big Horn CanyonSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking9.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
900 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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sue and i have done many of the more well known hikes around escalante
found this one in a couple of books and thought it looked good
had some concerns about route finding and have to give sue credit for pushing that we just try it
@azlot69's directions to one of the starting points are spot on - 2.8 miles on old spencer flat road
we found a parking spot and lots of footprints to follow
there is another drop in point at 2.0 miles
headed down the shallow canyon, soon arriving at a waterfall
we overdid the bypass by quite a bit
joe has cleaned up my track to reflect a good route on the return
a lot of hiking in sand, and we had to dump it out of our shoes several times
beautiful canyon walls even before getting into big horn proper, with shades of tan, brown, yellow, orange and red
at about two miles we reached the confluence with big horn canyon
initially had to stay high to avoid some obstacles, and took a bit to find the drop to the canyon floor
again, track reflects a straightforward path on the return, thanks joe
there were two obstacles to slide down and i had to make sure i could get back up before sue came down
deepening walls of multi-colored and striated rock arose as we made our way down canyon
we passed the west fork of big horn and eventually came to the intersection with harris wash
there is an old fence hanging above to mark that entrance
some sources recommend starting from harris wash, and in fact the ranger we spoke to suggested that we not go from above
we got a late start, but made harris wash within my turn-around time
sand is hard to walk in uphill :lol:
the two obstacles were a fun challenge, and we did much better finding the bypasses on the way back
left the slot canyon and continued back up the shallow part
topped out about 30 minutes before sunset
saw no one all day :)
this was a great choice and i highly recommend the hike
celebrated with pizza from escalante outfitters, staying in the cabins there another night
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