Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


Day Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Black Canyon features a wide range of habitats including desert, riparian, rock outcrops and high ridge. Wildflowers and varied and plentiful, the way is well graded, the views are splendid and the road in is short but nasty. It's worth it, as is the long drive. We bird along the way at several stops in varied habitats.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
  • Pace: slow with stops

65th street park and ride at 7 AM.


Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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