Music Canyon

Location: San Rafael Swell
Rating: Basic Canyoneering 3A III
Length: 5-7 hours
Longest Rappel: 50ft (15m)
Start: Hidden Splendor Road
End:  There and Back
Permits: None
Wet Suit: No
Shuttle: No

Overview: This canyon offers some short rappels, some nice scenery, some narrow sections, and dark caverns. Overall this is a nice little canyon to explore. To head back fix your ropes for ascent back up the canyon. You may try this trip by spotting a car by Mud Canyon. Follow the Music Canyon route to Muddy Creek. Descend Muddy Creek to Mud Canyon and hike up and out of Mud Canyon. Of course this route would be very long and would take a possible 2 days or a very long 12-16 hour 1 day. Total miles for the loop is approximatly 16 miles.


From Hwy 24 head west on the Temple Mountain. At the fork in the road take the left fork (Hidden Splendor Rd). After about 4 miles stay left as you will meet another road coming in from the right (Tan Seep). After about 1 mile stay left again as you will come to yet another fork in the road. Continue 10 miles across McKay Flat. The next intersection takes you to Tomsich Butte and Reds Canyon on the right, but stay left once more. Follow another 3.9 miles and park on the side of the road. Head west from your parking spot and follow the wash.


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