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Explore the inner depths of Ice Box Canyon—named for the cooler temperatures found deep in the canyon—and test your rock scrambling skills on this 2.2-miler.
From the trailhead, head west across a wash to a band of 6,000-foot cliffs. Descend several steps then pick your way around the trees that line the wash and scramble over countless boulders. After 1.1 miles, the route dead-ends in a box canyon with a seasonal waterfall.
-Mapped by Chelise Simmons
- Distance: 3.5
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From the trailhead follow the gravel trail across the wash and up a set of stairs to the rocky trail.
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Continue straight (southwest) at the junction into the canyon.
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Hike through trees and descend steps to the gravel wash.
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Pass seasonal pools of water.
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A massive pine tree flanks the trail.
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Climb up the left side of the rocks to access the second waterfall.
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At the second waterfall, turn around and backtrack to the trailhead.
View from Red Rock Wash
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Steps to Wash
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