Willis Creek For Mountain Biking

The 28th most popular mountain bike trail in Utah.

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South of Cannonville in the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, a cool mountain bike ride is up Willis Creek with shallow cascades through a meandering formation of Navajo Sandstone walls in and out of slot canyons up to 40 feet high. The route is impassible in the spring and during storms.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Cannonville, head south on Cottonwood Canyon Road (FS400). Turn right on Skutumpah Road heading south for about 6 miles.

Overall, Willis Creek is the 28th most popular mountain bike trail of all 73 mountain biking rides in Utah. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Willis Creek including Red Canyon / Casto Canyon, Wolverine Loop, Thunder Mountain Trail and Hackberry Canyon.


Local Contact(s):  BLM (435) 679-8981; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN; Escalante Outfitters (435) 826-4266

Best Season:  Mar. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Prospector Inn, Escalante

Luxury Loding:  Parry Lodge, Kanab (435) 644-2601

Breakfast Restaurant:  Trailhead Cafe, Escalante

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/utah

GPS:  37.4845, -112.0988

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  6501


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