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Hidden Canyon

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Length


3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


859' 262 m

Ascent

-859' -262 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

59%

Max Grade (31°)

5,244' 1,598 m

High

4,384' 1,336 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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An extreme outing that's likely to tie your stomach in knots.

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This is a hike for the adventure-seeker who isn't too terribly afraid of heights. Although this is a fairly short route, it is fairly strenuous (nearly 1,000' of elevation gain) and has a high associated risk factor, hence the double-black difficulty rating.

Description

From the East Rim Trailhead, follow the East Rim Trail through seven switchbacks to a junction with Hidden Canyon Trail. Turn onto Hidden Canyon Trail which follows along a cliff face to the mouth of a narrow canyon.

This section of trail is moderately strenuous due to the steep grades and tight switchbacks. As you ascend, the technicality of the trail decreases (grades flatten), but the difficulty remains high due to the extreme exposure. Utilize the chains that have been bolted to the cliff in order to stabilize your body and, inevitably, your mind.

Keep following the trail to the mouth of the canyon and its terminus. From here, one can hike and scramble further into the hanging canyon but the official trail ends.

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  4.6 from 58 votes

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Bill Raufmann   Henderson, NV
This hike is "easier" than Angel's or Observation Point. Well worth doing, scary part isn't that scary and anyway it is short. I did it without have to hold the chain AND there was snow, it is there more for sense of security. The canyon itself is fun, rock scrambling and a great little arch for photo op! I would imagine it is even more beautiful in the spring. Dec 23, 2017

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