Water Canyon Trail - Careful Here

Water Canyon Trail - Careful Here

March 30, 2010. This photo highlights a key part of the trail up the canyon. The falls draw your eye and it seems like the way up goes to the left of the falls class 4+ (where Evan is standing). However the trail acually does a double hairpin to the left rear of where I took the picture.
Stu Brandel
on Apr 24, 2010 5:30 pm
Image ID: 616096


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MarkDidier - Apr 25, 2010 2:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful Water

Nice shot - with Evan in the pic it really gives some perspective. Looks like Water Canyon is a great place to hike to!!!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - May 6, 2010 1:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful Water

I honestly think it is National Park level beauty. It may be the prettiest 'town park' I have ever seen (it is tucked behind Hilldale, AZ).


mountaingazelle - May 6, 2010 2:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful Water

Hildale is located in Utah and Colorado City is located in Arizona. Only the border separates them but they are basically one city.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - May 6, 2010 7:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful Water

Thanks for the correction - that is what I get for posting at work.


Mountain_girl - May 6, 2010 3:48 pm - Voted 10/10


That's a gorgeous place!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - May 6, 2010 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

It is - I wish I could have hiked the rest of Canaan Mountain.

andrew david

andrew david - Mar 18, 2013 11:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Makes Me Wonder

This does make me wonder how route-finding is for a first-time visitor. If I drive all the way to Southern Utah I just hope I can navigate my way up and through.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Mar 19, 2013 9:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Makes Me Wonder

You will have no problem with Water Canyon, 99% is perfectly obvious. It is just this one spot in the canyon, which gives one an optical illusion that you are at a dead end, when a perfectly fine trail snakes around in back of where I snapped the photo. Even having read of this spot by other Spers, I was pretty fooled for a minute or two. Alas, I cannot speak of the route finding after one reaches the end of the canyon (the 'top of rocks'). Snowy terrain kept is from the attempting the rest of Canaan Mountain.

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