Spring Creek Canyon - Iron County

The creek that gives Spring Creek Canyon its name crosses the trail. Spring Creek Canyon is near Kanarraville and includes a wilderness area.


This trail is listed in Best Hikes with Children Utah by Maureen Keilty. Spring Creek Canyon is a wilderness area. There are gray and redrock cliffs and pinyon and juniper woodlands. The creek itself is shallow and narrow in all but the heaviest runoff seasons. The trail mostly runs parallel to the creek and crosses it on several occasions. Be prepared to get your feet wet. The worn trail ends in a slot canyon in the red cliffs. If you plan to continue into the slot, check the flash flood warnings first.

Getting there: From Kanarraville, there is a dirt road on the town’s south edge. Follow it east for 0.7miles, past the town’s dump, to a parking area. The trail for Spring Creek Canyon is on the left. The trailhead is marked with signs for the wilderness area.


-- Chris Detrick and Nate Carlisle/The Salt Lake Tribune

Region: Iron County

Destination: Spring Creek Canyon

Distance: 2.8 miles

Time: 2 hours

Elevation Gain: 565 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: No

Biking: Yes

Difficulty: 1


First published 2010-04-18