Wiregrass Canyon Trailhead

Light sandstone and sparse vegetation
Walk down into Wiregrass Canyon, remember you will be climbing out.


Quick Facts
Big Water, UT

Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

Distance: 6 Miles (9.7 km) round-trip 
Easy to Moderate

This sandy wash takes you through a small canyon and requires some scrambling and detours. Look for cairns (small stacks of rocks that act as trail markers) to lead you out. Wayfinding required. Use caution in extreme heat and avoid hiking during the hottest part of the day. There is always a potential for flash floods. Do not hike when there is potential for flash floods. 

Trailhead: From Page, drive north on Highway 89 about 12 miles (19 km) to Big Water, Utah. Between mile posts 7 and 8, turn right, in the opposite direction of the Big Water Visitor Center. Turn right again in 0.3 mile (0.5 km), at a sign reading, “Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – State Highway 12.” Drive 4.6 miles (7.5 km) to the Wiregrass Canyon Back Country Use Area and park in the pullout. If you get to the side road for Crosby Canyon, you have driven too far.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Last updated: July 8, 2021