U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Maidenwater Canyon is a major tributary of Lake Powell, Trachyte Creek drains the eastern slopes of the Henry Mountains and joins the lake 8 miles from Hite. The creek and its numerous tributaries are incised into a red slickrock wilderness - the surrounding land is a maze of Navajo sandstone canyons, domes, ridges and crumbling colourful strata, part of a tremendously scenic, little known region although with relatively easy access provided by UT Highway 276 and US highway 95.
The two main forks of Maidenwater Canyon are separated by half a mile of UT Highway 276, with a smaller branch another half mile to the north. The middle fork crosses at milepost 9, with the south (main) branch at about mile 9.5.
For more information, please contact:
Henry Mountains Field Station