North Wash to Stair Canyon
A memorable day hike in a lonely, cliff-bound canyon, located near Hite Marina and Lake Powell. Of the trio of major North Wash tributaries (including Marinus and Butler canyons), Stair Canyon may be the most interesting to explore. This fine day hike surveys the lower 3.5 miles of this long canyon, and hikers have the option of scrambling out of the gorge for a memorable vista of the Henry Mountains or following the canyon into a shadowed, cathedral-like amphitheater. This hike is more demanding than hikes in other North Wash tributaries, with occasional long sandy stretches in the wash and minor scrambling over and around boulders. There is no trail, and hikers follow a route along the avenue of the canyon’s wash.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||350 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderately easy|
|Duration||4 to 4.5 hours|
|Season||Mid-March through mid-May; mid-September through mid-November|
|Trailhead Elevation||4,200 ft|
|Top Elevation||4,550 ft|
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