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Lick Wash

Lick WashDescription: A delightful half-day hike in a narrow canyon lined with Ponderosa pines and Douglas fir. The upper section is narrow for about 0.5 mile, and then opens into a broad Navajo Sandstone canyon. Cool and shady in the narrows. Little shade in the broad stretches. Easy hiking in a sandy/gravelly wash bottom. This route can be used to access Park Wash and No Man’s Mesa.

Type of Trip: Best as a day hike. Can be combined with other routes for a longer backpacking trip. This route can be used by horses.

Mileage: 4 miles one-way to junction with Park Wash.

Trailhead Location: Junction of Skutumpah Road (#500) and Lick Wash. Look for sign that says "Flood Area". Trail head parking adjacent to Skutumpah road. Skutumpah road usually requires a high clearance vehicle.

Water Availability/Hiking in Water: No water.

Obstacles/Technical Features: None

Safety Concerns: Hikers must be cautious if hiking here during flash flood season, especially in the narrows.

Maps: USGS 7.5 minute quad: Deer Spring Point

Lick Wash Map


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