HIKING GUIDE TO CEDAR MESA/COMB RIDGE

By BERARDI, JOE

ISBN 9781503269330

Price $19.95

Hiking Guide to Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Cedar Mesa and nearby Comb Ridge in southern Utah are famous for two things, the myriad of canyons / ravines that make great backcountry hikes and the cultural history of the large concentration of Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs and art panels here. This book covers thirty-seven prominent canyons in Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge that can be hiked. Hundred of hikes are possible by looping together multiple canyons or forks. Some of the hikes are easy to do day-trips while others are in remote canyons that require up to a week to fully explore. The book has road maps showing the region with nearby towns and all major roads through the Cedar Mesa area. A trailhead locator map along with a quick reference table of trailheads, identify major roads, side roads, distances down dirt roads to the trailhead and type of vehicle required. Each canyon hike has a description, recommended base camp, distance, difficulty rating, detailed trailhead driving directions, an itinerary on what to expect on the hike, GPS Coordinates (UTM) for trailhead parking, major confluences and major landmarks. Each hike has maps showing the trailhead roads and hiking route. The topographical maps show the terrain features including canyons and forks that are labeled, elevation lines and primary drainages. The key GPS coordinates are provided for the hiker to aid in navigation for those using a GPS device. The book has over 29 photographs showing ruins or other canyon views. Hike among the Anasazi ruins and immerse yourself into the historical past. There are many rugged remote canyons to be explored in this outdoor museum with many short easy hikes to long backpacking adventures that will challenge the hardiest of hikers. The following canyon hikes are included in this book: Arch Canyon, Bullet Canyon, Butler Canyon, Collins Canyon, Coyote Canyon, Deer Canyon, Government Trail, Grand Gulch, Hat Flat, Johns Canyon, Kane Gulch, Lime Creek, McCloyd Canyon, Mule Canyon, Owl Creek, Fish Creek, Pollys Canyons, Road Canyon, Shagrila Canyon, Sheiks Canyon, Slickhorn Canyon, Step Canyon, Todie Canyon and Water Canyon are some of the best canyon hikes in southern Utah. Explore the House on Fire Ruin, Fallen Roof Ruin, Arch Canyon Ruin, Mule Canyon Seven Tower Ruin, Perfect Kiva Ruin, Jail House Ruin, Butler Wash Ruin, Seven Kiva Ruin Sand Island Rock Art Panel, Procession Panel and many more historical sites in the Cedar Mesa area. Get started today and plan your trip to hiking these breathtaking vistas of canyon country in southern Utah.