Hunter Canyon

While F was riding, Sprocket and I headed out hiking. The weather was gorgeous but on the hot side so I took Sprocket to Hunter Canyon. There was still plenty of water in the canyon which made Sprocket really happy.

Hunter Canyon

I love hiking and exploring some of the narrow canyons in the deserts. This was a pretty nice trail that crossed the creek several times. The cliffs above the had arches and other interesting rock formations. It was really nice to be out enjoying myself in the company of my puppy. Sprocket was pretty delighted to have lots of water to play in.

Hunter Canyon

Sprocket in Hunter Canyon

Hunter Canyon

The Hunter Canyon trail is about four miles round trip and is mostly flat. The canyon isn’t that narrow so there’s plenty of sunshine but also lots of places to find some shade for a break. It’s not too far from Moab but also is less popular than trails in Arches or elsewhere. Open to hikers only, it’s a nice quiet place to relax and explore.

Hunter Canyon

Corona Arch

Sprocket and I hiked up to Corona Arch (Corona Arch is the arch made famous as the “World’s Largest Rope Swing“). I’d never been out there before and we were looking for a short hike to do in the morning while it was still sort of cool outside. The hike up to the arch is pretty short (about a mile and half) and we had the trail to ourselves.

Corona Arch

At the arch, we met a family from British Columbia. It was really fun to hear about their travel plans. Sprocket was also very happy to make friends and relax in the shade:

Sprocket at Corona Arch

Corona Arch is definitely worth the drive out Potash Road; if you got an earlier start than me or had a cooler day, it could be combined with another hike to Jeep Arch.

Corona Arch