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blue Wildcat Canyon Trail

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 796' 243 m
Descent: -327' -100 m
High: 7,444' 2,269 m
Low: 6,915' 2,108 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A rolling backcountry trail that meanders up to the West Rim Trail from Kolob Terrace Drive.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts from the Wildcat Trailhead and goes past the Northgate Peaks Trail junction, offering views of the Northgate Peaks as it winds through the ponderosa pine forest. It opens into the meadows before emerging onto the edge of Wildcat Canyon offering, sweeping views down into the deep canyon.

After crossing the canyon, the trail climbs slightly until connecting up with the West Rim Trail. This area has no established campsites but does require a permit.

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Jul 10, 2019
Valentina Chadwick
easy first hike with the 4 year old. went a few hundred yards past the Subway turnoff 2mi
May 6, 2019
Ryan Hawkins
5.9mi
Sep 2, 2018
David Snow
Jul 6, 2018
Shane B
Started 3:55 ended about 6:20 absolutely gorgeous. So much wildlife and wildflowers. Saw squirrels lizards a cool colored hornet toad even a turkey! — 6h 20m
Apr 10, 2018
Tyler Olsen
Oct 4, 2017
Nick Holstine
5.9mi
Sep 24, 2016
John Koeninger
May 23, 2016
Ben Williams

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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#451

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#9,925

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