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Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
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Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
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The Mosaic Canyon is a popular 2-mile hike that is suitable for all ages. During the first half mile of your trip you will pass through the narrowest section of the marbleized canyon. There are a couple of spots where some scrambling on the slick limestone is necessary, but once you pass those sections the canyon opens up into a vast open gravel wash where you're free to roam and explore. This is the point where most of the foot traffic turns around, but there is still a lot to explore beyond this point. You can take the leisurely route and walk through the wide open wash, or you can climb up and walk the skinny ridge for a more suspenseful adventure. As you progress up the canyon you will see side trails that lead into other canyons. There is also a dry waterfall at the end of the canyon section. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Marbleized canyons. Open exploring. Various side trails leading to the canyons.

Cons

Rough road. Heavy foot traffic.

Trailhead Elevation

944.00 ft (287.73 m)

Net Elevation Gain

230.00 ft (70.10 m)

Features

Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

05/26/2018
Mosaic Canyon was amazing!
04/08/2016
A great hike into a canyon with amazing rock layers on both stripes. Many different rock patterns and colors.
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