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hiking
1 month ago

We went in Sept. 2018. If you aren't familiar with finding unmarked hikes, download the GPS map when you are in an area you get cell signal. There is no cell signal in this area. In fact, you'll probably only get signal in Hanksville or Green River, both some distance away. I have a recording under the recording section. The straight line you see in my recording is the drive from the paved road to the unmarked trail head. This drive is a dirt road, but short and manageable by many types of vehicles. Do bring a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks. When we went, there was only one other couple on the trail, so when we got to the window, we had it all to ourselves. As it was getting dark, we only stayed about 20 minutes. I'd go there again! it's a nice little walk with amazing views.

This is a fantastic little hike. There is mention no actual trail to follow and that is correct. There are not many cairns either so it’s helpful to know that once you park, go over the little hill through the wash, and go due WEST. A compass is necessary. Just follow it west through the wash and you’ll be fine.

hiking
3 months ago

Had a blast. Took our Wire-haired Pointing Griffon and he loved it. Definitely a thrill and go prepared. There are some areas we had to walk through standing pools but hey.

Just a stroll around the campgrounds at the base of wonderful cliffs.

hiking
3 months ago

Went the first week of November. There was some waist deep water we had to walk through. it was ultra cold. other than that we were able to avoid the other pools. The most entertaining canyon I've done in a while.

I discovered this trail while hiking the Curtis Bench Trail. There is a sign at the junction of the Curtis Bench Trail pointing the way to the Valley of the Goblin's. There are trail marking and cairns from this junction to the main valley. From the valley I found multiple paths back. The one on this map is the most direct and climbs up a slope halfway between the eastern most trail marker and the open valley. When I hiked it the footpath was very obvious once you climbed a dozen or so steps up to the small ridge.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice loop that starts at the north end of the parking area and end a few hundred feet away on the main road. Nice views, narrow washes and a view of the north side of the Three Sisters monument.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked early in the morning when the sun was just coming up. The orange sunrise really lite up rock and was beautiful

Relatively easy hike. Great preservation.

Went on this hike Sunday the 16th. We’re really amateurs at this stuff. Few hairy spots but u can figure it out. The hike was very hot and glad we had enough water.. The surroundings were beautiful and really peaceful. It took us a good 4 hours to complete. Drive as far as u can down past the parking lot-it will save a lot of sweat. There was water in the rocks not much. I’m 5’1 and it was up to my waist. Glad there was not more! Bless the souls that left the rope! Bless the souls that make it easier for others to enjoy too.

Not really a specific trail, but you can easily get to the window. A very neat hike that is completely exposed to the elements, so bring plenty of water. Would definitely recommend if you have an hour to take a short hike.

Fantastic, one of my top five ever! I did it alone and haven't seen anybody else there, which wasn't a good idea, as there's some danger in falling in some of the technical parts. You must get wet (I'm 6'4" and it got to my knees 09/10/18), so a pair of sandals in your backpack will prevent you from walking in soking shoes.

5 months ago

Did this trail on the 9th of September. Temps midday were still in the 90s. Not the easiest hike to get to. You have to take a 4 mile long dirt road that it very rough in some places but worth the trip. I was the only one on this trail very secluded and remote. If your looking to get away from it all this is the one. Trail has nice views through the first part of it but once you reach the narrows it becomes this alien world. Water has cut thousands of holes in the sides of the canyon. Didn't make it all the way to the end because of storm clouds near by, didn't want to risk it. I will be going back to finish this one. Loved it.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike through some very pretty narrows. The third section of slot was filled with waist-deep water, so we turned around. I think it would have been passable except we had small children with us and changes of clothes.

Returned this summer and found it this time. Interesting for it be the sole petroglyph. Fun to see, need to do Sinbad, the pioneer cabin the same time.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun detour, must do the Lone warrior, Sinbad and the Durtchman arch to make it all worth while when there.

hiking
7 months ago

The trail is associated with the Swasey cabin. interesting but not much to see.

Love this hike. There are parts that get challenging if your not as confident of a hiker. had some friends who had a rougher go with this one. If you're uncertain of your abilities it could be worth your time to go up dang to see what you will have to hike down. (adds a fair amount to the hike) so if you go this route and feel comfortable it might be a better idea to start here. (does make it more difficult to do this) there are 6-7 more challenging spots that would be greatly aided by a rope but is fun to do without if your confident in your abilities. 1 semi rappel don't know if I can really call it that but you will have to decend or ascend with the aid of a rope that is already there. bring lots of water and make it last it can get fairly warm especially if it hasn't rained in a while and you don't want to run out. my favorite time I've done this hike was last summer about two weeks after it rained. there was a fair amount of water but it helped keep you cool. it got up to about chest high at that time. right now there was only really two places that had water. dang has the most. about waist high, ding is completely dodgeable but ankle high. happy hiking!

Crack canyon is such a unique slot canyon. Crack Canyon in the San Rafael Swell is such a fun diverse slot canyon.  It is so worth the drive down to Southern Utah to see it, but let me give you some hints to have a successful trip.

First, while you are at home, search for Crack Canyon Trailhead.  Then at the top left click on the 3 lines and go to offline maps.  Retype in Crack Canyon San Rafael Swell if it doesn't come up and download the map.  Do this for ANY and ALL areas you want to hike in the San Rafael, for when you get there you will not have any service, but if you have a downloaded map your mapping software will still work.  San Rafael is about 30 minutes southwest of Green River West of Goblin Valley State Park.  It is BLM land so there are lots of places to camp, there are some bathrooms in a few spots, and the roads while dirt are not bad dirt roads.  

Second, After you get to the trailhead make sure you save your parking spot.  The trail is super easy to follow and difficult to get lost while you are in the Slot Canyon, but from the Parking area to the start of the slot there are a few roads going different ways, so saving your parking area will help you get back that last little bit.

Third.  There are a few spots where they are a little tricky getting down.  Don't go down unless you can get back up.  There was a couple that got to one of the spots with the 2 logs and decided they could not get down or up that easily, but there was actually 2 other spots in that area that were easier to get down and up.  If you want to make it to the end of the trail, you might want to take a quick class on using a rope to get up and down a long 10-15 foot drops so you can get into the last 1/8 of the hike.    
 Fourth - of course take plenty of water!
For a cool 360 Sphere virtual hike and more cool pictures and videos you can check the link below.
https://shaunasadventures.blogspot.com/2018/06/360-adventure-crack-canyon-san-rafael.html?m=0

Great trail!

backpacking
8 months ago

We did the Crack Canyon to Chute canyon loop over 2 days/1 night over Memorial Day weekend. It was an amazing two days. While in the canyons (away from the trailhead) we didn’t see a single other person. Only a bit of scat from horses, what seemed to be cows, and possibly pronghorns (didn’t actually see any of these animals, though). Crack Canyon was really fun and rewarding - lots of great views, shade-providing and satisfying canyons, and a few more technical drops. We were 2 adults and a 40-lb dog and brought 4 gallons of water, which was exactly perfect for 2 days/1 night. We don’t have technical canyoneering experience and didn’t bring technical gear; just our backpacking packs and camping gear. There was one pool of water that was approximately 3 ft deep in Crack Canyon. We didn’t see a way around so waded through, which was fine and actually sort of refreshing. As stated in other reviews, the trail connecting Crack and Chute is very unreliable. I recommend reading all the descriptions on Summit Post and bringing a compass - GPS if you have one. We unfortunately got that point from 1-3 pm: it takes you above the canyon where there is no protection from the sun. We used the descriptions and headed southwest on trails as much as possible and eventually found the side wash. All told, the connection took us about 2 hours. We made camp in Chute Canyon under a tree, which was incredible. The walk out of Chute Canyon felt like an easy, well-deserved stroll after the previous day. The 2.5 miles on the road from the Chute TH to the Crack TH was a bit of a trudge, but took us less than an hour so no big deal. Would HIGHLY recommend this loop. It was amazing.

backpacking
8 months ago

We did the Crack Canyon to Chute canyon loop over 2 days/1 night over Memorial Day weekend. It was an amazing two days. While in the canyons (away from the trailhead) we didn’t see a single other person. Only a bit of scat from horses, what seemed to be cows, and possibly pronghorns (didn’t actually see any of these animals, though). Crack Canyon was really fun and rewarding - lots of great views, shade-providing and satisfying canyons, and a few more technical drops. We were 2 adults and a 40-lb dog and brought 4 gallons of water, which was exactly perfect for 2 days/1 night. We don’t have technical canyoneering experience and didn’t bring technical gear; just our backpacking packs and camping gear. There was one pool of water that was approximately 3 ft deep in Crack Canyon. We didn’t see a way around so waded through, which was fine and actually sort of refreshing. As stated in other reviews, the trail connecting Crack and Chute is very unreliable. I recommend reading all the descriptions on Summit Post and bringing a compass - GPS if you have one. We unfortunately got that point from 1-3 pm: it takes you above the canyon where there is no protection from the sun. We used the descriptions and headed southwest on trails as much as possible and eventually found the side wash. All told, the connection took us about 2 hours. We made camp in Chute Canyon under a tree, which was incredible. The walk out of Chute Canyon felt like an easy, well-deserved stroll after the previous day. The 2.5 miles on the road from the Chute TH to the Crack TH was a bit of a trudge, but took us less than an hour so no big deal. Would HIGHLY recommend this loop. It was amazing.

Very beautiful, canyoneering gear needed... attempted to make the loop without gear (traveling clockwise) entering the canyon from the northeastern entrance and heading back west towards Baptist Draw. We got caught by a 40+ ft climb over a wedged boulder at the Baptist Draw/ Chute Canyon intersection...double back through upper Chute and hiked back to the car - absolutely still worth the trip!

Note: Plenty of camping around the trailhead

scenic driving
8 months ago

Beautiful coloration around the base of the geyser to the green river. There were a couple of people there that had been waiting for 2 days for an eruption.

What an experience, but go prepared! Take plenty of water and salty foods. At the fork go to the RIGHT and do Ding first (much easier than trying to go up Dang). Lots of scrambling but beautiful! As of today May 27, 2018 - little water in Ding and plenty in Dang (as high as your crotch as a 5’7” person) - prepare for wading. Loved it! Awesome time for three adults and two teenagers.

hiking
9 months ago

It’s a bit of a drive to get to the trailhead, but well worth the effort. You’ll pass the trailhead (sign) for the Crack Canyon hike first, then about 2 miles later come to a small parking area and trailhead signs for Chute Canyon as well as the Behind the Reef Trail. Do recommend at least a high clearance vehicle, the dirt road is rough in some areas.

To start the Chute Canyon trail, walk a short distance down the road and enter the wash on your right, then just follow the wash. We hiked about 5 miles down the wash, and around 4.5 miles down you’ll see a sign on your right that has a small sign attached indicating that you can get to Crack Canyon by going 2 miles to the left. We just continued down the wash for a bit and saw some pronghorn. Didn’t make it to the end, but loved the hike. Towering canyon walls all around.

Didn’t see anyone else on the trail, but did see “evidence” of horses ;-)

hiking
9 months ago

awesome trail. My wife and I are in mid 60s and had a great time. Hiked up Ding over to Dang ,down to water and back up and back down Ding. beautiful Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Special place, short modest hike, easy to find the way back, destination is a special and unique scenic area with Indian art as a bonus. It is a must when near Goblin State Park. I would rate it very doable for most kids.

I took my 5 year old son and my 2 year old daughter with me, It was a lot of fun. i had a full body climbing harness and a harness for myself with a 6' connector which allowed me to lower my kids, and making sure that they were safe at all times. my kids had some issues with the wall coming down dang, mostly because they couldn't see what they were going to
descend. But as long as there are 2 adults, one being at the bottom and one at the top, everything is manageable.
The water at the end of the hike was roughly 3' deep, and cold!
Both of my kids give this hike 5 stars.

hiking
10 months ago

This is mainly a review for people wanting to take their dogs as I haven’t seen a whole lot of detail on it in other posts. This was one of my favorite hikes I’ve ever done! I hike between 600-700 miles a year with my dog and our friends so that says a lot for this trail. My group of 4 people and 2 dogs did this hike 4-15-18 and we all loved it. Ding has one boulder towards the beginning that you will need to get over then has several obstacles that you can either help your dog with or go around the obstacles. Coming down Dang the first big obstacle either requires dogs to be harnessed and “kinda rappelled” down a 50 foot section of tiered drop offs that I think would be too slick and steep for the dogs to do without a rope controlling their speed. At that point we took a narrow side trail on the right side(lookin down canyon) to bypass the rappelling section. But shortly after that you come to several 10-12 foot drop offs that are unavoidable and I highly recommend harnesses for the dogs and rope is a must to lower them down at least one section. And while my friend used a dog backpack for her dog the saddlebags did get in the way a few times on narrow ledges and drop offs that kind of knocked off the dogs balance, and it didn’t offer quite the same support around the chest and torso, so an actual harness is recommended over a pack. Several 6-8 foot drop offs to help your dog down and at the end there is a double drop off with the second one putting you in water. As of 4-15-18 the water was 42 inches deep and probably 75 feet long. If you’re strong you can grip the two walls with feet and hands and spider crawl without getting wet, but we enjoyed the water.

I only recommend taking you dog if
1:both you and your dog have plenty of trail experience
2: preferably both you and your dog have some boulder hopping experience.
3:both you and your dog have problem solving mindsets and don’t panic or get anxiety if it takes a few attempts to get past obstacles.
4: at least one person in the group needs to be able to fully lift the weight of your dog
5: take rope, harnesses and a carabiner (which we forgot), your dog will appreciate mushers secret for sore feet back at camp or the drive home. Bring plenty of water for you and the dog, no reliable water source on the trail

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