Professor Creek

Round Trip Distance: 8.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 4308 - 4742 feet
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Time: 3 hrs. 45 mins.
Trailhead: Sylvester
Fee: none
Attractions: Scenic area, wading

Professor Creek is located in Mary Jane Canyon near Moab, Utah. The trail begins at the Sylvester trailhead and follows the creek upstream for about 4 miles. As the hike travels upstream the canyon becomes narrower until all progress is stopped at a choke stone where a scenic double waterfall makes a ten foot plunge around both sides of the rock. The creek itself serves as the trail for much of the distance making it a fun romp during Moabs hot summer months. Except for some pools the water never gets more than 5 or 6 inches deep after the spring runoff.