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Lick Wash

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Lick Wash is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glendale, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.1 miles Elevation Gain: 488 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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bird watching

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It has been reported that the road to the trailhead has been closed for temporary maintenance. Please check in advance.

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25 days ago

Road to the trailhead is ‘temporarily closed for maintenance’ as of 6/22/2019. Pretty bummed as it takes awhile to get back here.

2 months ago

Beautiful! we only went up the canyon for 30 minutes due to getting there after 5PM. It was very fun!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

The road is out. If you come in from the north the dirt bridge over bull valley gorge is Impassable it washed out and is only a few feet wide now.

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3 months ago

The scenery is spectacular! If you don’t like slots, fear not! These are minimal and wide-ish. Just did the hike today and had cool weather with first sun, then snow flurry, then a gentle hail storm. Only saw one other party. Largely dry riverbed and easy to avoid muddy spots. Road to the trailhead was in great shape, and well within an hour of Kanab. Very remote feel yet easily accessed. Hike itself is easy. Each round of a bend provides awesome scenes.

recorded Lick Wash Kanab (partial)

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3 months ago

Hiked 3-27-19. Wash muddy with some water. Roaring was being graded as we left and not bad in a 2WD if dry. Mud got worse as day wore on and snow melt water made its way to the wash. Beautiful hike. Saw on 1 other group along the way. Very peaceful

Saturday, June 23, 2018

great short hike, nice slot canyon. road in a bit of a drive but keeps the crowds away. if you're into rocks and geology, a interesting walk.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beautiful trail and easy for all skill levels. The trail is rocky but flat and has some great views.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Funny easy trail that’s good for rest days.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Very nice hike. We went the day after a rain so there was running water in the wash. We got a bit muddy. There is one obstacle you have to climb over but the dogs can go under.

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Saturday, April 09, 2016

not much of a hike, but a very nice walk in the sandstone canyons...too much sand for my taste, but it is a wash so I should have been more prepared. we turned around at the creepy cabin, which is off the path on an unmarked trail. not many travelers...I think we saw 6 other people in 3.5 hours or so. happy trekking

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

great hike, the sandstone strata is impressive, especially near the turn around point at Park wash.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Not great as a slot canyon but a very beautiful hike (and easy hike). Good chance you won't run into anyone else during your time there. Fun little adventure.

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

This is a great little hike that is suitable for just about any able-bodied person. It's a fairly flat wash that meanders through a canyon. Parts are fairly narrow giving a nice shady reprieve from what can be a brutal sun, but it can also be cold. We passed pockets of snow in late March but not anything to impede our way. I know it says there's a 330 foot elevation change but it must be subtle because it feels pretty flat ( very slightly down hill on the out and uphill on the back). You will hike in the sandy wash which sometimes takes a little effort. Stunning canyon walls and cliffs, crazy swirls and wind swept wall designs along with a colorful array of "river" rocks make this a highly recommended hike. We passed 3 people on our way in (they were on their way out) and then had the entire trail to ourselves. A perfect contrast to the hoards of people in Zion National Park and Antelope Canyon. This place is secluded and not well known (yet) making it a favorite spot in our travels. To get to the trail we drove from Johnson Canyon Road (west of Kanab on Hwy 89) and took the road on the right when it turned to dirt (road 500). Remain on Road 500 past the Deer Creek Ranch (it's well marked with a huge sign) and just a mile or 3 further you'll see the Lick Wash Trailhead sign on the right (hard to miss). There's parking but no other facilities. Bring plenty of water, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen and a picnic lunch. If you enjoy silence and solitude you'll want to hang out here a while.

hiking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous. Easy hike, we hiked past the elder hostel group who were trekking back with no problem. Did not go all 8 miles because this was our second hike of the day and rain was approaching. Signs warn of flash flood potential. I hope to return!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

We hiked Lick Wash in late March. There was still small amounts of compact snow in the upper reaches but was very warm once we got past the narrows. The hike starts at the end of a short dirt turn off of Skutumpah Road. The trail follows the Lick Wash stream bed. Initially this is a narrow and twisting path cut through rock but after about half mile begins to open up into a widening canyon with soaring white cliffs on either side. We saw coyote, bobcat tracks (as well as a lot of cow patties) along the way. After about a mile the trail is flanked on either side by walls of red sand sediment. This makes the white cliffs less accessible than one might think. Nonetheless the are paths here and there to get closer to the rocks. But most of the hike is on sandy river bed. After about 3 miles No Mans Mesa comes into view. Temperatures can get quite hot in this part of the canyon and we didn't find any water along the way so be sure to bring plenty. All in all this is a memorable and relatively easy hike but the road is sketchy in places so only try it if the road is dry and there is no chance of rain. It's roughly a four hour hike assuming a few stops here and there. Oh, one last thing, we hiked during spring break weekend in piece weather and saw no one all day.

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