Today we headed out mid-morning for a hike up Hunter Canyon. To get to the trailhead we took Kane Spring Road from Moab along the east side of the Colorado River. The road hugs the river for a few miles before turning east and heading up into the canyons.
While un-paved, the road is smooth and appears to have been treated by something to make it so firm.
We arrived at the trailhead and headed into the canyon along a nice stream.
Bright sunlight lit up the canyon walls, which were reflected in the stream below.
About a mile and a half into the canyon the Hunter Canyon Arch comes into view high above the trail.
Near the arch an offshoot of the trail goes under a huge boulder.
At times we stopped to just enjoy the views all around us with the sound of the stream adding to the “ambiance” of the canyon.
The trail goes on and on into the canyon. We hiked to a point almost three miles in before turning around and heading back to the Jeep, but not before finding yet another arch in the distance.
This is a great trail for any level hiker. You can make it a short one or hike all day if you like. Regardless, you’ll see some great scenery.