May 10, 2018
Hunter Canyon is one of those special places Joe and I love this time of year. This amazing 3 mile out and back trail offers a bit of everything...a twisting canyon, towering sandstone cliffs, burbling water, gnarly cottonwood trees, and lots of wildflowers in May. It is mostly flat with lots of creek crossings and a little rock scrambling over fallen boulders. Cottonwood trees and towering canyon walls provide lots of shade.
This day we were on trail at 8:00am just as the sun was filtering into the canyon.
Hunter Canyon Arch is barely visible...
...look for it about 1/2 mile into the canyon.
|Fairy Trumpet Flowers|
|Prickly Pear Cactus|
|And we saw our first Sego Lily for the year. It is Utah's state flower.|
|Female Cottonwood trees produce tiny red blooms that are followed by masses of seeds with a cottony covering.|
|A lot of the Cottonwood trees in the canyon are very old, knotty, and gnarly. Do you see the lizard ?|
|Some of the cliff walls had seeping water and gardens. The trail hugged the walls for awhile.|
HAPPY TRAILS !