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HELLHOLE CANYON – KAYENTA CANYON

HELLHOLE CANYON – KAYENTA CANYON

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 3.2 miles

TRAIL SUMMARY

Hellhole Canyon Trail, sometimes known as Kayenta Canyon or Kayenta Wash North, is a hike that takes you into a spectacular canyon that you can’t see from the road, and at the right time of the year, will reward you with an amazing waterfall! The trail follows Kayenta Wash up into the canyon. You can walk up the wash, but it will add a significant amount of time and effort to your trip. The hike does have a few steep climbs and takes you along some drop offs. Give yourself a couple of hours to enjoy this hike thoroughly. Make sure you take plenty of water!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

3.2 miles

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

2-3 hours

GPS COORDINATES

37.193778, -113.696722

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

13 Miles

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes, on 6 ft leash

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Fall, Winter

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on Bluff Street and take exit to Red Hills Pkwy/Snow Canyon Pkwy. Turn left onto Snow Canyon Pkwy and travel 3.2 miles until you come to a traffic circle. Proceed through the circle and continue 0.7 miles. At the next traffic circle continue through for about 1.2 miles. Continue through the next traffic circle until you reach 400 W, and take the 1st exit to the right from the traffic circle. Travel about 3 miles on 400 W/Taviawk Dr and the parking area is next to the Kayenta Sign. You can park on the right or left of the street.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Coming Soon!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim LeBaron

HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.

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4 replies
    • Tim LeBaron
      Tim LeBaron says:

      Sorry to hear about your negative experience! This trail is one that could definitely be signed better by the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, and there is always a risk in Southern Utah of running into rattlesnakes on the trail. Please be cautious when hiking all trails in the area!

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  1. Alyssa
    Alyssa says:

    Just hiked this with my 12 and 8 year old. Wash was dry, lots of boulders to climb over. Hiking the wash takes much longer than hiking above the wash which is basically an easy dirt trail. Beautiful canyon.

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  2. Joyce
    Joyce says:

    We read the bit about staying out of the wash by taking trail alongside; unfortunately, we took the right trail offside, which led us up a quite steep mountainside and not along the wash at all. Regrouped and came back down and then followed along the wash itself and found parallel trails at some points but not easily discoverable.

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