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The Vortex

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Red rock country with beautiful views of Dammeron Valley and Pine Mountain.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

4,405' 1,343 m

High

4,018' 1,225 m

Low

399' 122 m

Up

101' 31 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Need to Know

The gravel road becomes very muddy in spots after it has rained.

Description

Trail is not obvious the entire way to the Vortex. Cairns mark the way haphazardly but are a help guiding you up and around to the back access up to the actual Vortex site. The Vortex is interesting, but the hike itself is well worth the trip even if you don't make it to The Vortex. Our last hike was after several rainstorms which resulted partially filled The Vortex with water. My wife was glad she had seen it empty. It is much more impressive when you see The Vortex dry.

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Jon Sundin

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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#248

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Looking from The Vortex area down on the trail to The Vortex. If you look closely in the lower right quadrant of the picture, you can see people walking back towards the parking area.
Apr 20, 2019 near Ivins, UT

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