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Cat Stair Canyon - Car Wash - 6 members in 9 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 29 2018
chumley
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47 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2018
chumley
Hiking0.62 Miles 33 AEG
Hiking0.62 Miles      15 Mns   2.48 mph
33 ft AEG
 
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This is absolutely not "canyoneering". I mean, calling it a hike is a stretch! :sweat:

A great little stop on the road between Page and Kanab. History is cool. :)

It was cold AF in the shade of the canyon, so we made the stop here quite brief.
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May 14 2017
Steph_and_Blake
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71 male
 Joined Nov 21 2015
 Grand Junction,
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering avatar May 14 2017
Steph_and_Blake
Canyoneering0.50 Miles 63 AEG
Canyoneering0.50 Miles      45 Mns   0.67 mph
63 ft AEG
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For some fun and surprise, I lead my hubby and friends to the stacks of crushed cars in Cat Stair Canyon off Route 89, west of Big Water, Utah. We followed PaleoRob's driving directions, which worked out perfectly. From the end of the dirt road we hiked down into the canyon, headed east and quickly came to the first group of crushed cars. A guessing game ensued as to the reason or purpose for the cars being stacked there under Route 89. It was a great, short hike to start off our Utah road trip! From there we drove up Cottonwood Canyon Road (incredible scenery along the way) and stopped in at Kodachrome Basin State Park (countless spires).
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May 05 2017
cw50must
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44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar May 05 2017
cw50must
Hiking0.50 Miles 63 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
63 ft AEG
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I've always been interested in this canyon since reading about it on here. I've been up and down that section of highway a few times, funny thing is I knew exactly where the pull out is and I've always wondered what was back there. Hike itself is easy, you are very close to the highway so you do here the cars, but its not an extremely busy route. You will see several footprints so it is a well used route. Its also easy to follow, just stay in the canyon. The cars are interesting and fairly well preserved, I saw some paint that looked better than the hood of my old 2000 Tacoma. Its worth checking out, and short enough that it can be a quick stop on the way to Kanab. I didn't time it, but we did it in under an hour for sure.

Video: [ youtube video ]
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Oct 03 2016
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering avatar Oct 03 2016
RickVincent
Canyoneering0.60 Miles
Canyoneering0.60 Miles
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Unplanned stop at this canyon with the stack of old cars. Weird. My son is a big car bugg, so he absolutely loved this canyon.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jun 06 2014
AZLOT69
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70 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering avatar Jun 06 2014
AZLOT69
Canyoneering0.50 Miles 63 AEG
Canyoneering0.50 Miles
63 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
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Nice roadside adventure.
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May 12 2011
ToadOfTheRocks
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45 male
 Joined Dec 02 2006
 Page, AZ
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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ToadOfTheRocks
Canyoneering0.50 Miles 63 AEG
Canyoneering0.50 Miles
63 ft AEG
 
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Took this route again, this time with GPS. Very cool site with the cars, some are very old.I saw a 60's Impala in there. I found out that this canyon is also called Catstair Canyon. Good hike w/kids and dogs
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Dec 31 2010
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2010
PaleoRob
Hiking1.40 Miles 63 AEG
Hiking1.40 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   1.05 mph
63 ft AEG
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Did both upper and lower Car Wash with some friends from Wyoming who were in town. More of a hike than Canyoneering this time, since we had dogs. Should be able to do the whole thing without them, though!
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Jan 18 2009
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2009
PaleoRob
Hiking0.50 Miles 63 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles   1 Hour      0.50 mph
63 ft AEG
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Took the lower trailhead into the bottom of Car Wash. Saw the Basketmaker rock shelter and rock art. Hiked up a little bit more to the pourover then hiked back. Great easy hike with the parents in town.
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
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Jan 13 2008
PaleoRob
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40 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Grand Junction,
Cat Stair Canyon - Car WashSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2008
PaleoRob
Hiking0.50 Miles 63 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
63 ft AEG
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"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
average hiking speed 1.17 mph

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