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Hunter Canyon Short Hike

Page Type: Canyon

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.50971°N / 109.59617°W

Object Title: Hunter Canyon Short Hike

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: nader

Created/Edited: Nov 1, 2014 / Oct 31, 2017

Object ID: 920248

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Overview

Hunter Canyon branches off of Kane Springs Canyon near Moab, Utah. A faint trail can be followed roughly one hour up the canyon to where the canyon splits. At the split you can go straight a few more minutes over the boulder covered and overgrown floor of the canyon to reach the southern end of the canyon. Depending on the amount of rainfall, a trickle of water may pour down into the canyon from its southern wall creating a mini waterfall. The description below will take you to this spot.

If at the split you turn left, you can supposedly hike much longer. Some sources talk about being able to hike out of the canyon to reach Pritchett Canyon Road and Pritchett Natural Bridge.

Getting There

From the southern parts of Moab on Route 191, turn west onto Kane Creek Canyon Road. This road will follow the eastern banks of Colorado River. After a few miles, pavement ends and you will travel on a well graded dirt road passable by most cars in Kane Spring Canyon. Trailhead for Hunter Canyon is 7.5 miles from Route 191.

The Hike

Map of Hunter Canyon hike
Map



Hike up the canyon.

Hunter Canyon
Arch barely seen on the right upper side

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Hunter Canyon
 

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Hunter Canyon
 

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A sliver of an arch can be seen up the rim of the canyon.

Hunter Canyon
Sliver of an arch


This cave and alcove will come to view.

Hunter Canyon
 

Hunter Canyon
 


After one hour you will reach a split in the canyon where you could go left or straight. Continue straight over the boulders and through the brush.

Hunter Canyon
 


You will then reach the end of the canyon. A small amount of water may be pouring down the edge into the canyon creating a small waterfall.

Waterfall
Waterfall

South end of Hunter Canyon
 

South end of Hunter Canyon
 

Hunter Canyon
 


Red Tape

No permits or fees.

External Links

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/recreation/hiking_trails/hunters_canyon_trail.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoGUeLuVTOA

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