The Spring Creek WSA is very popular in the Cedar City Field Office. It offers spectacular opportunities. Spring Creek WSA is home to Spring Creek Canyon and Kanarra Creek Canyon (a hike popularly known as Kanaraville Falls). Spring Creek and Kanarra Creek Canyons offer stunning narrow red rock canyons. These canyons are pleasant and ofter spectacular hiking along the creek bottom. The canyons are located 0.5-mile South and 0.5 East of Kanarraville and are restricted to foot traffic only, as these tracts are within the Spring Creek Wilderness Study Area or WSA.
Kanarraville Falls Hiking area is part of the WSA, but is a separate canyon located just north of the Spring Creek Canyon. There is a parking area and gate created and maintained by the city of Kanarraville. This canyon receives an incredible amount of visitors as well as the Spring Creek Canyon. There is an obvious social trail and people hike the river in the slot canyon. The town of Kanarraville charges a fee to park at the start of the trail, free parking can be found at the Kanarraville Town Hall, half a mile away.
Spring Creek Canyon WSA Fact Sheet:
Size: 4,433 acres
Location: South-eastern corner of Iron County, about 7 miles southwest of Cedar City, UT.
Vegetation: Juniper, scrub oak, shrubs, and grasses cover the area.
General Description: Spring Creek Canyon includes a portion of the Hurricane Cliffs, an impressive west-facing escarpment that extends from north of Cedar City into northwestern Arizona. The WSA has scenic values similar to those found in contiguous Zion National Park. Two major canyons, Kanarra and Spring Creek, bisect the WSA.
• Approximately 73 percent of the WSA is rated as outstanding for scenic quality.
• The WSA may be habitat for, or be visited by bald eagle, peregrine falcon, California Condor, plus 13 animals, and four plant species that are considered sensitive.