photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Brian Dickson | profile | all galleries >> us_south_west_2017 >> Canaan Mountain tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Canaan Mountain

This was a wonderful short overnight hike near Colorado City/Hilldale in southern Utah, very close to the Arizona border. Map here
We hiked up the steep Water Canyon on good trail with good flowing water (as you might expect) before the trail zig-zagged upwards west of the canyon floor to 'top rock' - a small platform overlooking the canyons. From there we followed slick rock drainages holding good pothole water to the summit ridge of Canaan Mountain in a beautiful area called the White Domes.
We camped near here and the next day hiked west on an old stock trail with a mix of slickrock and deep sand amidst ponderosas with views north to Zion NP. On return to White Domes we followed the stock trail east to the head of Squirrel Canyon and back down to the trailhead. Squirrel also held good flowing water.
Hiking in from the Water Canyon trailhead
Hiking in from the Water Canyon trailhead
Water Canyon
Water Canyon
Water Canyon autumnal colours
Water Canyon autumnal colours
Above Water Canyon
Above Water Canyon
 Slickrock above Water Canyon
Slickrock above Water Canyon
Potholes with good water on slickrock above Water Canyon
Potholes with good water on slickrock above Water Canyon
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
Camp near the White Domes
Camp near the White Domes
Camp near the White Domes
Camp near the White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes on Canaan Mountain
White Domes on Canaan Mountain
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
View north to Zion National Park from Canaan Mountain
View north to Zion National Park from Canaan Mountain
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
White Domes
Ponderosa pine
Ponderosa pine
The notch on Canaan Mountain
The notch on Canaan Mountain
Descent on old trail to Squirrel Canyon
Descent on old trail to Squirrel Canyon
Descent on old trail to Squirrel Canyon
Descent on old trail to Squirrel Canyon
Squirrel Canyon on the descent
Squirrel Canyon on the descent
Squirrel canyon spring
Squirrel canyon spring