CRACK CANYON TRAIL
Trail Length:2.5 miles one way (can go farther if you wish)
Difficulty / Rating: Easy/Moderate
Class: Class 1
Trailhead: N38° 38′ 34.40″, W110° 44′ 42.72″
Crack canyon is a narrow slot canyon, that contains three sections of narrows, in the San Rafael Swell near Hanksville and the Goblin Valley State Park (Utah). It is similar to Little Wildhorse Canyon, but it does not draw as many visitors. Crack Canyon is easily accessible; however, requires some athletic mobility. Though; the hike is not overly difficult, some areas may require climbing tools (if you are hiking with children) as you may have to scramble over minor dry-falls and other obstacles. You can hike down Crack Canyon as far as you wish; however, most people hike the 2 ½ miles to the face of the reef and then return. This canyon is subject to flash floods. If thunderstorms are looming north of the trailhead, do not hike this canyon.
DIRECTIONS: West of Green River Utah, take exit 149 off I-70 going south on highway 24 for 22 miles to Temple Junction. Their will be a sign for Goblin Valley. Follow this road just over 7 miles (becomes dirt), just pass a large picnic/camp area on the right. The unsigned road is on the left and is called the Behind The Reef Road. Follow the “Behind The Reef” road for 4.2 miles until you see a sign on the left for Crack Canyon. A 4WD road cuts left at this trailhead and you can drive another 0.7 miles to the entrance of the canyon.
Maps / Links / Downloads:
GPS Track File
If you like this hike check out: Price Canyon Trail