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Trachyte Creek

The upper end of Trachyte Creek crosses UT 276 near milepost 5, just south of the junction with an unpaved track that leads westwards towards ranches, old mines, and other interesting sites in the nearby Henry Mountains. The north fork of the creek meets the main road one mile away. Parking is a little restricted along this part of the highway so the best place to leave vehicles is at the road junction. Places for camping are also limited; although all the surroundings are BLM land, there are few other side tracks along the main road, and sites further north around the UT 95 intersection are quite often taken by people exploring the North Wash canyons. One good location close to Trachyte Creek is on top of a small hill a little way along the side road, reached by a short, disused track that forks right after 0.3 miles. The site is quite exposed, and is visible (at a distance) from the highway, but it has fine, elevated, 360° views of the desert surroundings, including the high peaks of the Henry Mountains and the vast slickrock and canyon landscape around lower Trachyte Creek.

Recent Condition Reports

  1. Doug Smith Maidenwater South Fork
    Fun and Challenging Canyon, Lot of down climbs with wet feet made things a little harder. Just enough pools...
    Apr 25, 2016 by Doug Smith
  2. Taylor Maidenwater South Fork
    Laura and I had a great time doing this canyon. The approach is straightforward and has great views....
    Nov 30, 2014 by Taylor
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