Hall’s Creek Narrows

Hall's Creek Narrows reflection

Hall’s Creek Narrows is one of southern Utah’s finest hikes. The usual route to these spectacular narrows involves descending into 1,000 foot plus deep Hall’s Canyon. After several miles of hiking the long, dry sandy main wash of Hall’s Creek, the entrance of the narrows is reached and a the hiker enters into a much different world. Here Hall’s Creek leaves the main drainage of Hall’s Canyon and cuts into the white Navajo sandstone layer of the Waterpocket Fold. Where Hall’s Creek’s main wash is dry and extremely exposed in Hall’s Canyon, in the Narrows it is shaded and rocky, making for a completely different environment and ecosystem. Where Hall’s Creek’s main wash harbors lizards, snakes and scorpions, the Narrows harbor minnows, crayfish, frogs and toads in its very green riparian environment. Hall’s Creek’s walls reach over 500 feet tall in places, creating an oasis of shade, cool running water and plenty of green plant life due to the abundance of and cooler temperatures. For the human visitor, the long, dusty, grueling return hike to the rim of Hall’s Canyon is an unwelcome anticipation amidst these environs of the Narrows.

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