Summary: The 7 rated Kane Creek Canyon trail offers 60 water crossings in an otherwise thirsty and desolate area.
Location: We will be running Kane Creek in reverse this year. The entrance is approx 9.5 miles south of the registration area.
The trail winds back and forth across Kane Creek for its entire length. Erosion eats away at the trail but, so far, repairs have kept it open. The canyon is wide at first, but soon narrows and the road drops into the creek. The deep canyon is beautiful from end to end but changes significantly in character from the bottom to the top end.
Once in the creek, you can’t get lost too badly, but you certainly do get confused at times. This part of the canyon is constantly changing, so look hard for makers and try to stay on the designated route. Creek crossings and more creek crossings are the order of the day on this trail. Watch out for a sudden heavy rain that can make the crossings impassable. Also, watch out for quicksand. At the upper end are some high rough cliff wall sections that are attention-getting.