Willis Creek Narrows Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kanab, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.
What a great hike. Bring shoes you don't mind getting wet and walk up stream from where the trail puts you in the riverbed and you can get to the 'very' narrows where the water drops into the slot canyon.
Nice easy walk. Probably get your feet wet. Would be great with kids, not too long.
Straight to my top 3 most amazing hikes ! I would recommend to keep going after the slot canyons, you'll be walking alone on a dry river path, and it will be completely surreal.
Outstanding, Beautful Slot Canyon Experience in a safe, easy hike. Off the Beaten Path, not crowded, stunning beauty, water, slots, everything - awesome!!!!
First slot canyon in a while and first for young adventure partners. Love it and had a great time playing in the water, despite a little sign of horses.
I loved it, and now I want to do more slot canyons!
Beautiful slot canyons.
The road to this hike was interesting. All dirt road off Main St. South of Cannonville, Utah. I used the following website to get directions to the hike: http://www.yourhikeguide.com/willis-creek-narrows/. This website was very accurate for guiding us to the trailhead. Although they recommend high clearance vehicles to access this hike, we saw plenty of cars at the parking lot. Even though it's a dirt road, there are really only 2 bad spots on here. At the very beginning and somewhere around 4.5-5.5 miles in.
The hike itself was easy and you get into the slots only after a 5 minute walk from the parking lot. Horse poop on the trail, so I wouldn't let the kiddos play in the water. Lots of creek crossings but I didn't get my feet wet. Only 1.5 -2 feet wide, so very easy to cross back and forth. The creek itself is maybe only 12 inches deep? At least during a dry day like on 07/09/15. I can imagine this place can be dangerous during a flash flood.
Loved this hike. Will go further next time. Only hiked about 1.5 miles in before we decided to turn around due to time.
Great slot hike. Great photo ops.
For those who think about turning around before you get to the trailhead - keep going. I've seen minivans and cars back there. 6.2 miles from turn off.
Beautiful way to start the slot canyon experience!!!
Easily done with children as stated already. The creek does run the length of the hike so don't expect not to cross over a bit although very shallow. Most of the time no more than a couple inches deep and probably no more than six inches deep where you would cross at any point.
The slots go farther than the .9 miles said previously. Once you pass the small waterfall you come to a rock that could be described as a Mohawk the stream goes to the right around it or dry to the left. Continue on there is more to see. You will know that the slot section is done after this when you hit a wide open section after the Mohawk. Somewhere in the 1.7 mile one way to the end of the slot section.
It's a blast and of the slots I've done would definitely visit this one again and not just because of the ease of the hike!!!
This is a great hike for those interested in seeing slot canyons but don't want a technical hike. I'd say this is a pretty easy, family friendly hike but, like all canyons, conditions can change with each rain fall so check with the visitors center and use common sense. We hiked this in April 2015 and it was perfect. Ran into 4 people total...one with a young kid and another with 2 dogs. Lots of nice places to stop for a picnic and many photo ops throughout the hike.
It's a quick and easy hike if other trails are closed. Beautiful, but not breathtaking.
Another fun hike..... 0.9 miles to the end of the narrows, 2.1 miles to Sheep Creek, 5.6 miles to Bull valley gorge