Description: 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