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Ashdown Gorge Trail

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Ashdown Gorge Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

8.7 miles 2667 feet Out & Back

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A non-technical slot canyon of deep overhangs, waterfalls and shear limestone cliffs. Includes Flanigan Arch. Canyoneering is an adventure sport quickly gaining in popularity. A combination of route finding, problem solving, swimming, hiking, and in technical canyons; rappelling, create an adventure not likely to be forgotten. Ashdown Gorge is a non-technical canyon, no rappelling or swimming is required. This slot canyon is often ignored because of the popular canyons of Zion National Park and elsewere in the southwestern deserts of Utah. Ironically Ashdown Gorge is not part of the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area, but exists partly on Dixie National Forest and Bureau of Land Management controlled lands. Hiking as the stream flows puts the trailhead at Potato Hollow. Access can be made via the Rattlesnake Trail, Crystal Springs / Potato Hollow Trail. Use a shuttle car system if entering from the trailhead. The canyon can also be accessed from the Cedar Canyon side and most prefer to hike upstream to Flanigan's Arch for a short slot canyon experience. The short 2 mile roundtrip hike to the waterfalls of Lake Creek and Rattlesnake Creek is highly recommended.

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