We managed to do one more hike while in the Cedar City area, this one just a few miles down the road from the RV park in Kanarraville. We were driving around on one of the stormy days to check out Kanarraville and saw a dirt road called Spring Creek that looked like it went towards the mountains. Jim turned down it and at the end was a small parking area at the mouth of a canyon. We walked a short distance but it was thundering, and decided to look it up when we got home. Sure enough there was a trail into a slot canyon, and it sounded like a perfect hike.
Spring Creek Canyon is just north of the Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park, so although we were in the BLM wilderness area the scenery made us feel like we were in Zion.
Jim wore his red rock colored shirt just in case he went down in the mud again.
After about a mile and a half the trail disappears and becomes the streambed of the canyon, where it narrows.
We got to do some fun and mostly easy rock scrambling the farther we went.
The canyon was getting more overgrown and rocky and when we came to a water obstacle I decided we should call it a day. We were almost three miles in anyway, and needed to get back and do some laundry.
This mud puddle and climb up the rocks looked much worse in real life and I just knew Jim would be dunking the camera and himself if we tried to go on through. I also had my doubts that I could make it over. He said if Mark and Bobbie were here we would have kept going, and I’m sure he was right! We miss our hiking buddies.
This is a great place to hike if you want solitude, as most people go to the more popular Kanarra Creek just down the road. On Sunday afternoon we saw one other couple when we were almost back to the car.
Next we move on to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.