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Ice Box Canyon

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 791' 241 m
Descent: -15' -5 m
High: 5,048' 1,539 m
Low: 4,257' 1,298 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 52% (28°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A great hot weather trail that quickly gets into the shade.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

From the parking lot, the first half mile of the trail is through open desert and crosses Dale's Trail along the way. The trail starts a bit braided, with some folks staying up high and others quickly heading into the creek bottoms.

Soon you arrive at the blessed shade. As you get deeper into the canyon, you eventually drop down into the creek's gravel bottom.

Evidence of rock climbing routes are pasted on the walls around you. After a while, you begin to pick your path through boulders and the path becomes steeper.

At a little over a mile, the trail splits into two separate canyons. Going to the left, you dead end in a beautiful water-carved bowl. Going right leads you to a 5th class climb (aided with a rope) that terminates at a steep 200' wall.

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Sep 30, 2019
Jose Martinez
Sep 25, 2019
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2.7mi — 1h 11m
May 24, 2019
Kathy Frazier
Apr 3, 2019
David Conlon
Awesome 2.5mi
Jan 21, 2019
Erin Smerage
Jan 18, 2019
Bruce Hope
Dec 26, 2018
Danijel Mocic

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 31 votes

#94

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  4.4 from 31 votes
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Photos

Huge walls create Ice Box Canyon
May 22, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
Bonsai pine on the trail
May 22, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
Ice Box Canyon Trail.
Nov 10, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
End of Ice Box Canyon
Sep 25, 2019 near Summerl…, NV
Fixed line on a 20 foot technical climb
May 23, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
Some obstacles along the way.
Nov 10, 2016 near Summerl…, NV

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