Kanarra Creek Trail

Dated hiked: May 2016

Location: Kanarraville, UT

Skill: Moderate-Strenuous (depending on how far you go and the conditions)

Trail: Out & Back

Distance: 4.5 miles round trip

Fee: $10.00 pay box in the parking lot

This hike is located on BLM land. Water flows year round, so if you have the right equipment and want to brave to icy water, you could technically hike it in any season. The water level can fluctuate due to weather. The creek was mostly ankle deep but there was one part that was thigh deep.

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Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike

The beautiful canyon widens and narrows throughout the hike. We hiked earlier in the day so as the sun climbed, the canyons walls glowed a beautiful orange!

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Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike

Taking a second to let my feet warm up. (It didn’t work)

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Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike
Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike
First Waterfall

After reaching the first waterfall, continue on by climbing up the log. The steps nailed to it were sturdy but can be slick. Beware that the rope might be old or have deteriorated overtime. It would be wise to test the rope before trusting it to help you balance while you climb.

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Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike
Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike

After you climb the first waterfall the trail continues on.

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Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike
The Second Waterfall

The ropes were broken on the second waterfall when we hiked.

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Keep it on the road, travel photography, canyon, Kanarra Creek, Utah, BLM, day hike, trail, public lands, full time travel, canyon hike

The rope was broken, but Jeremiah wanted to peek over the top.

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The upside to hiking it during in the cooler months is that we only saw one other group of people. The downside is that the water was freezing! My feet were so cold, at one point, I thought I had something sticking out of my foot… like a bone. I told Jeremiah I couldn’t feel anything because I was so numb, but I knew something was off. He walked over so I could lean on him and check what was wrong. A rock, the size of my palm was wedged between the bottom of my heel and sandal. There is no telling how long that had been in there.

In respect to both the locals and our public land, please pack out your trash and beware to tread lightly by staying on the well worn trail sections. Don’t leave trash behind and pick trash up if you see some to leave this amazing place better than you found it.

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Pack list:

Hiking shoes or water shoes (we both wore neoprene socks with our shoes)

Neoprene socks

Hiking poles

Layers

Water

Snacks

Day Pack

Towel and change of clothes to leave in your car

Camera

One thought on “Kanarra Creek Trail

  • January 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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    I am so glad you took this hike & shared the beautiful pictures. I know it is the only way I will ever see it. I can’t even imagine hiking in water that cold! And one look at those “ladders” & I would be turning around!

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