Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
284.00 ft (86.56 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.55 mi (2.49 km)
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Three Finger Canyon is one of many located on the east side of the San Rafael Swell.  It is a wide canyon with several mines, all of which are sealed.  The adventure is really the drive to the parking area of the canyon.  Rocky and remote -- a high clearance vehicle is recommended.

From the parking area, enter the canyon by dropping down along a trail slightly.  There are several potholes on the left that are easily passed on the right.  There is an obvious trail for a short distance then there are several meandering trails up the canyon.  Watch on the left for a long ramp on the side of a hill.  This ramp leads to several mines, or what looks like the start of mining activity.

Explore up the canyon as far as you like and return the way you came.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Quiet. Less-traveled canyon.

Cons

Remote. Difficult road to trailhead.

Trailhead Elevation

4,519.00 ft (1,377.39 m)

Highest point

4,762.00 ft (1,451.46 m)

Features

Mine
Geologically significant

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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