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ElkHeart Canyon

ElkHeart Canyon is a picturesque natural attraction located in Orderville, Utah. This canyon is renowned for its stunning red rock formations, towering sandstone cliffs, and lush vegetation that flourishes along its winding path. Visitors to ElkHeart Canyon can expect to hike or explore this serene and secluded environment, immersing themselves in the beauty of the Utah wilderness. The canyon’s name evokes images of elk, suggesting that wildlife enthusiasts may also find opportunities for observing local fauna. Overall, ElkHeart Canyon offers a scenic and peaceful experience for those looking to connect with nature and enjoy the natural wonders of southern Utah.

Location: A spacious parking area for the canyon is located on the northeast side of US 89 between miles 78 and 79, near the top of the climb from the Virgin River valley/Mt. Carmel area, and half a mile west of the road to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

Trail: From the parking area along Hwy 89, follow the 2-track until you see power pole #316 in front of you. The sandy trail continues straight to the right of this pole. Follow the footprints as they meander down through the cedars. You will come to a big sand dune. Continue along the spine of the dune until you come to a sharp RIGHT where you will begin the switch backs down to the wash. Do not follow any tracks that dump off the dune. It is steep and you will be met with a 15 foot shear rock wall towards the bottom. Once to the wash you will hang a RIGHT and continue to the slot canyon entrance.

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