Booker Canyon is a nice canyon in the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument and is a tributary of Hackberry Canyon. Puffy white navajo sandstone is punctuated by ponderosa pines growing out of cracks and typical southern Utah scrub brush. The going is easy and very scenic. If you go all the way down and over the last drop in Booker Canyon the best way back to the th is to then go up Hackberry Canyon to Round Valley Draw, and up that back to your car. Otherwise just park at the head of Booker and return up canyon to your vehicle.
All the drops can be bypassed but the final drop of ~30'. We down climbed and jumped the final 7-8' or so to a soft sand landing. Some may need to rappel/handline or be lowered. You'll need to rap off a hook or build a deadman if you have to rappel. It was also bone dry when we were here. Water may stand in some spots after rains but you may have to hunt for it. Flash flood danger would seem to be low here. The slot sections are short and a way up to open ground could likely be found in plenty of time.
Booker Canyon would make a really nice overnighter if water can be found, or is packed in. Winters would be cold and snow/ice could complicate things greatly.
From Utah hiway 12 at Cannonville, UT, head towards Kodachrome Basin, but instead of turning off towards Kodachrome Basin at the junction take the Cottonwood Wash Road east to the same Rushbed Road and Round Valley Draw turn off in ~14.5 miles from Cannonville.
The Cottonwood Wash Road is slick when wet so watch for rain.
CampingCamping is available at either th, and throughout the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. Also their is Cannonville and Kanab, UT, and Page AZ, nearby.
External Linksrushbed road/round valley draw junction w/ cottonwood wash road - cottonwood wash road junction to th
north fork booker th - north fork booker canyon
round valley draw/hackberry canyon intersection - rvd/hackberry
grand staircase escalante national monument - gsenm
pics - booker/rvd loop