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Yellow Rock - Utah
What to do if you have little time : Yellow Rock
This is a place we wanted to go for a long time, but where we could only go in September 2017 because of the state of the Cottonwood Road. In 2013 and 2014, this road was indeed closed following heavy rains that made the track impassable.
Yelow Rock is a place that is beginning to be known, but you are likely to be almost alone.
As the name suggests, it's a yellow, orange hill with some shades of pink and white.
This hike can be combined with Red Top (where we did not go), so it will be necessary to count the day for this loop.
Tip: provide plenty of water in the summer, it is very hot and there is no shade.
The beginning of the hike is easily done in a wash then we turn right and that's where things get complicated. Seen from below, we have the impression that we are going to attack a wall. The climb is very steep, 260 feet of elevation gain, over a distance of 787 feet (slope of 33%!). In addition, this short part is done on a mixture of sand and unstable stones. Then, the slope softens but we continue to climb anyway. Just follow the cairns on the trail to reach Yellow Rock, well visible in the distance. The slope becomes steeper over the last 400 meters to reach the top of Yellow Rock. The total altitude difference is 810 feet.
Access : between Page and Kanab, take the Cottonwood Road for 17 miles and park in the parking lot. This track is quite practicable in dry weather but if the rain threatens, do not engage.
The accommodations, although abundant in Page, are however insufficient and very expensive. It becomes very difficult to find accommodation in Page. We strongly advise you to book in advance. Otherwise, you may not find accommodation or pay very expensive. We have tested :
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