Hike of the Week: Jenny’s Canyon

Snow Canyon State Park

Jenny's Canyon is a quick hike to a short slot canyon in Snow Canyon State Park. Photo taken March 9, 2017. Erin Alberty/The Salt Lake Tribune

Jenny’s Canyon in Snow Canyon State Park is a short, sweet walk that offers hikers of limited mobility or time a chance to experience a slot canyon. In a park without much shade, the canyon mouth can be a nice place for a picnic.

Directions • From the park’s south entrance, travel 0.6 miles north on Snow Canyon Drive. There is a parking area to the east as the road bends. This is the trailhead.

Hike • From the trailhead, walk 500 feet east and southeast toward a drainage. Cross the drainage and follow the trail to the rock walls to the east. The trail leads to a short climb up a rocky area and into a tall, narrow, very short slot canyon to the north. A historical marker is at the mouth of the canyon. Go inside to explore and then follow a trail spur south to a little overlook before heading back to the trailhead.

Destination: Jenny’s Canyon, Snow Canyon State Park

  • Hiking time: 1 hour

  • Round-trip miles: 0.5 miles

  • Elevation gain: 65 feet

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Trail head restrooms: No

  • Dogs allowed: No

  • Bikes allowed: No

  • Fees: $6 per vehicle

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