Box Canyon is just one of those remarkable places in this world that boggles your mind. As you maneuver your way through the canyon, conglomerate rock walls tower hundreds of feet above your head. Although it is technically a slot canyon, the base is as wide as 25 feet across at the base. In some places, the wall is not as steep, gradually sloping up to shallow caves in the canyon walls. These are a ton of fun to climb up to and explore. A majority of the hike is easy enough, but there are a few technical areas where rocks have fallen from the canyon wall in the past. Many of these boulders are easy enough to walk around or crawl under, but others require a bit of bouldering. Some of these spots can get tight, as you climb through cracks in the crumbled boulder. Don’t worry, there are ropes secured to the walls in a couple places to help you on your way up if you need them.
At the end of the hike, you will reach a waterfall that you can climb up and rappel down. A rope has been placed there for your convenience, but do not attempt this without the proper gear. If you enjoy canyoneering, the trail does continue past the waterfall.
Be sure to wear shoes with good grip on them, as the trail is technically a streambed that can make the rock slick at certain times of the year. Be sure to plan ahead and check the weather before deciding to do this hike.
Keep in mind that this canyon is privately owned, and the owners have the right to close it at any time. Please show respect to the land owners so that future generations can enjoy this amazing hike, too.
Trail Length: 3 miles up and back
Time: 1 – 3 Hours