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Ice Box Canyon

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (35)

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


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

5,048' 1,539 m

High

4,257' 1,298 m

Low

791' 241 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  4.3 from 35 votes

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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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Aug 7, 2020
Russell Hobart
Mar 7, 2020
Alana Swank
Nov 25, 2019
Murphy Meisenheimer
Sep 30, 2019
Jose Martinez
Sep 25, 2019
Brendon Griffin
2.8mi
Jun 4, 2019
Aaron Fagerwick
2.7mi — 1h 11m
May 24, 2019
Kathy Frazier
Apr 3, 2019
David Conlon
Awesome 2.5mi