Farnsworth Canyon

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Round Trip Distance: 7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 5124 - 5537 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 5 hrs.
Trailhead: Lower Farnsworth Canyon
Fee: none
Attractions: Fun slot, pictographs, bighorn sheep




Farnsworth Canyon is located in the San Rafael Swell between Green River and Hanksville, Utah. The lower end of the canyon begins with a fun slot to hike through that opens up into a deep canyon. The easy to hike wash can be followed all the way through the reef where there is another trailhead that can be approached from the west. Enroute there are a couple of minor arches to investigate as well as some interesting pictographs. On this trip we were also able to see some bighorn sheep near the mouth of the canyon.