“This is an alternative to White Rock Canyon. There is a saddle to go over on this route.
— John Blackwell
Closed May15, 2016 through September 30, 2016 because of the heat. Temperatures can reach as high as 120 F / 49 C.
This route follows the wash and then about a mile up, cuts to the left, winds through a valley and over a saddle back to White Rock Canyon
trail. Currently, there are no signs along the trail, so stay on the worn path, follow a map, use a GPS, or the Hiking Project mobile app
. This trail has more direct sunshine than White Rock Canyon
trail so it gets HOT.
An abundance of desert flowers in the early spring, February and March. Plants include indigo bush, ground cherry, Mormon tea, cheese bush, rush-milkweed, rabbit brush, desert fir, globe mallow, desert tobacco, desert trumpet, rock nettle, rock daisy, and windmills. You might also come nose to nose with a big horn sheep on this route.