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Rincon to Hole in Rock Road

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7.6 mile 12.2 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,423' 434 m
Descent: -243' -74 m
High: 4,809' 1,466 m
Low: 3,629' 1,106 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Jim Ficke

Out-and-back historic trail - an emigrant road out of old Glen Canyon with awesome views of the Rincon Buttress.

Jim Ficke

Features Geological Significance · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Boat access from Lake Powell.

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Description

Starting at lake level, intersect a well-worn doubletrack road leading south. After 2 miles, this turns directly east and steepens to switchbacks through sheer cliffs with great exposure out of the Rincon Oxbow canyon. It then meanders through spectacular sandstone structures and mini-canyons to gain the ridge between Iceberg Canyon and the Rincon.

I found the switchbacks great for technical hiking and then the upper reaches easy to pace out as the trail is well located and skirts sand dunes and prairie. There is a vast variety of desert wildlife - coyote, lizards, dung beetles, and birds. I did this at sunrise four times during our week on Lake Powell because the heat can be oppressive after 10 a.m.

Flora & Fauna

coyote, lizards, dung beetles, and birds; sage, yucca, and desert flowers.

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