To-Ko-Chi Canyon

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 2-4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 5845 - 6090 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 2 hrs. 30 mins.
Trailhead: Highway 95 MM 82.7
Fee: none
Attractions: Ruins, scenic canyon




To-Ko-Chi Canyon is located in the backcountry area of Natural Bridges National Monument west of Blanding, Utah. The canyon stretches for about 2.2 miles from Highway 95 to Armstrong Canyon which runs from Owachomo Bridge to Kachina Bridge. A big spillover that is more than 100 feet high near the 2 mile point from Highway 95 prevents one from hiking the full length of the canyon. Besides the scenic nature of the canyon the location of a probable pithouse near Highway 95 and a ruin just past the 1 mile point from the highway make the upper portion of the canyon interesting to explore.