Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


Day Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Umtanum Ridge - Black Canyon Loop

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
7:15 AM at Tibbits Park & Ride, exit 15 I-90; behind and south of transit center building
A great hike for bird-watching and for springtime high-desert bloom appreciation. Elk, deer, and perhaps even a rattlesnake may be seen; Ponderosa and White Pine stands and fine views from Umtanum Ridge. Discovery Pass required. Described in Best Desert Hikes and Best Wildflower Hikes guidebooks.

Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

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