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Date Saturday  5/25/2019
End Date Thursday  5/30/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Lower Fish Canyon Backpack and McCloyd Canyon/Natural Bridges NM Day Hikes, Utah
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Eric Hunter
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult D
Trail Mileage 35
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance 950


Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch, UT

Bears Ears National Monument, UT

For more info Contact

Eric Hunter


Come enjoy an extended backpack trip through this Ancestral Puebloan cliff ruins and rock art canyon of the Cedar Mesa area of Utah.  We will see some of the best-preserved ruins and rock art of the southwest as well as enjoy an incredible canyon adventure.  We will backpack up Lower Fish Canyon to near the junction on day 1.  We will backpack down Fish Canyon to the TH on day 2.  There are many rock art and ruin sites on this portion.  We will day hike into McLoyd Canyon to visit Moonhouse Ruins day 3.  We will day hike through White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon in Natural Bridges National Monument on day 4.  There are incredible rock formations and ruins on this portion.  We will car camp in BLM land before and after the backpack.  There may be some extra credit canyons or sites before and after Fish Canyon as well.  There is a non-refundable, required $35 fee to reserve your spot due by 15 May.  This trip is intended for those who have completed the Pikes Peak Group Canyoneering Course.  All others will be wait listed.  Nat Geo Map 706.  950 mi.  35/1,500’.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter or (719) 266-9647.