Devil’s Canyon

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Bench Climb
Nice light and clouds during our afternoon hike through Devil’s Canyon.

A hike into Devil’s Canyon is always a good way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. Since it rained for much of the weekend and I was able to get some work done on my Jeep on Saturday, Diane and I decided to go hiking in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area late on Sunday morning since it looked like the rain was done for a while. We hiked to the old cabin in Devil’s Canyon on the D3 Trail and then completed the loop back to the trailhead. As we started the hike, the creek in Devil’s Canyon was flowing from all the recent rain and it was also pretty humid out.

Starting our hike out on the wide D1 Trail that heads toward the mouth of Devil’s Canyon.

D1

Water was flowing down the canyon this morning.

Lower Devil's Canyon

Entering the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness area.

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

We stopped to visit this nearby petroglyph on our way.

Devil's Canyon Petroglyph

While we managed to avoid any rain during the hike, there were plenty of dark clouds moving quickly across the sky.

Up-Canyon

The quick-moving clouds meant that the light on the sandstone was always changing.

Square Tower

Trail Boulder

Sandstone Scenery

Somehow I missed seeing this old sealed-up mine shaft along the trail on previous hikes.

Sealed Mine

We stopped for lunch and to rest at the old cabin before hiking back towards the trailhead.

Devil's Canyon Cabin

Diane enjoying the scenery on our way back.

Devil's Canyon View

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