Located in the Kaibab National Forest in Arizona.
Kanab Creek wilderness lies in the southwestern corner of the North Kaibab Ranger District and abuts the western edge of the Kaibab plateau. Kanab Creek is one of the major tributaries of the Colorado River, with its origin some 50 miles north in southern Utah. Kanab Creek and its tributaries have cut a network of vertical-walled gorges deep into the Kanab and Kaibab plateaus. Within these walls lie a maze of water and wind carved fins, knobs, potholes and indescribable sculptured forms. Elevations range from near 2,000 feet at the river to 6,000 feet at rim edge. The upper reaches serve as a winter range for the famed Kaibab mule deer. Vegetation is varied and sparse except for heavy riparian growth in the creek bottom. There is very little dependable water supply for man or beast during summer months when temperatures approach 120 degrees. There are numerous trails in this rather hostile environment, but many are poorly marked and infrequently maintained. Limited and arduous access to the area adds a measure of remoteness that says this is wilderness.
For further information contact: North Kaibab Ranger District - Kiabab National Forest
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