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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Smith Fork

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Distance: 5.9 miles


Hike 8.4 miles into an ecological orgy where the reservoir once ruled and now slot canyons open with new energy.
  • Smith Fork Narrows
  • Desert varnish

TO TRAILHEAD: From Escalante, take UT 95 S to UT 276 S toward Bullfrog Marina. Turn L heading E at Milepost 32 onto an unsigned dirt road. In 1 mile, go L at fork, cross dry wash, and continue E on 4WD road for 1.9 miles to a T west of Danish Knoll. Turn R and go 1.3 miles, staying R at the fork, to a great car-camping spot atop the ridge. To canyon, take R fork just down road and continue SE another 1.5 miles to the bottom of a small valley. Park where road crosses valley's low point.

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