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Canyons Trail

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5.2 mile 8.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 708' 216 m
Descent: -970' -296 m
High: 7,256' 2,212 m
Low: 6,837' 2,084 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Longest singletrack at Curt Gowdy and host to a number of different landscapes and experiences

Leslie Kehmeier

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Canyons provides the most diversity at Curt Gowdy. It's also the longest trail in the park.

The route runs from the south end of Shoreline through Middle Kingdom to the south end of Crystal Reservoir.

From the north end of the trail, the route travels in a hidden canyon. The trail is somewhat rocky. Canyons Trail descends steadily through a series of switchbacks and turns to the intersection with Mahogany Trail and a bridge crossing.

The section running between here and Crystal Ridge is a bit easier with flatter grades and smoother terrain. It's also the connecting trail to Middle Kingdom.

Heading south from Crystal Ridge, Canyons gets technical again. At the junction with Cliffhanger, the route bears left and climbs in and out of rocky drainages along the upper end of Crystal Lake Reservoir.

The final portion of the trail is a little more rugged but still manageable.

Canyons Trail ends at the southern reaches of the park, at junction with Highline.

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Jul 15, 2019
Heather Sutton
May 5, 2018
JJ Lindholm
Beautiful hike in the canyon. 4mi

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