Ketchum: Little City of Rocks

Dip into a remote high desert canyon punctuated by cliff walls and volcanic rock pillars to a scenicplateau with 360-degree views of southeast Idaho.
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Dip into a remote high desert canyon punctuated by cliff walls and volcanic rock pillars to a scenicplateau with 360-degree views of southeast Idaho.

Mapped by Jason Kauffman

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.0

Waypoints

COR001

Location: 43.119571685791, -114.682998657227

Pick up gravel desert wash and swing E of an old dam

COR002

Location: 43.1208419799805, -114.684783935547

Trail bends; veer R to follow main canyon

COR003

Location: 43.1292877197266, -114.690315246582

Stay L @ Y; lots of cliff walls and pillars in next half-mile

COR004

Location: 43.132007598877, -114.693138122559

Stay in big canyon (bearing NE)

COR005

Location: 43.1351509094238, -114.68921661377

Trail fades; continue along creekbed

COR006

Location: 43.1419296264648, -114.693092346191

Stay L @ Y

COR007

Location: 43.1451606750488, -114.694526672363

Stay L @ Y again

COR008

Location: 43.1487846374512, -114.696830749512

Continue straight up canyon to the NW

COR009

Location: 43.1508293151856, -114.696990966797

Check out natural arch on L. Views expand as trail climbs NW to rim

COR010

Location: 43.1517105102539, -114.698173522949

Begin hiking cross-country SW along rim

COR011

Location: 43.1445922851562, -114.699394226074

Keep hiking just W of canyon rim along plateau?s highest point. Several hundred yards later, turn SEb to follow canyon rim

COR012

Location: 43.1376419067383, -114.697364807129

Drop off plateau into the dusty belly of a sidecanyon (heading S)

COR013

Location: 43.1337203979492, -114.694641113281

Pick up trail on canyon bottom and close loop @ WPT 4. Backtrack 1.1 mi. to trailhead