Tonalea, Utah

Hike Cha Canyon

6 Miles Total - 400 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

Cha Canyon is a scenic, narrow canyon located in a remote region of Lake Powell. A small stream flows through the canyon, allowing for flourishing plant life. Narrow slot canyons, waterfalls and interesting Ute Indian rock art make this a memorable and awe-inspiring hike. This hike is a minimum of 6 miles, and can be extended with exploring in the canyon. Use a map or GPS to make sure you stay on track.

The mouth of Cha Canyon is located 11 miles up the San Juan arm of Lake Powell. Calculate your distance and boat mileage to ensure you have enough fuel and supplies. The San Juan arm of the lake is roughly halfway between Bullfrog and Wahweap. The closest fuel is at Dangeling Rope, closer to Wahweap.

(37.15453, -110.81252) Coordinates for the best boat docking location, and where to begin your hike. 

(37.1418, -110.815) Right Fork: the most interesting scenery on the hike, old Native American Ute art. Wild horses are sometimes spotted. 

Photos: Bernard Spragg and Fred Moore

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