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Hidden Star Canyon

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Trail stats

Distance
0.41 mi
Elevation gain
180 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
0 ft
Max elevation
4,764 ft
TrailRank 
16
Min elevation
4,576 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
148
Uploaded
March 11, 2016
Recorded
March 2016
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4,764 ft
4,576 ft
0.41 mi

near Harrisburg, Utah (United States)

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Itinerary description

Hidden Star is short but surprisingly fun. There is one pothole in Hidden Star that could give some people trouble. If you are tall and are a confident stemmer you can stem over the pothole to avoid it. If you are not a confident stemmer or fall in you will find your self in a pothole that could be difficult to get out of. With that in mind you should be prepared to do a pack or potshot toss to get past this obstacle. If you stem over the pothole fine the canyon deserves a 3 rating. If you do not stem over the pothole you may need to use pothole escape techniques and the canyon deserves a 4 rating.

The first rap is generally done with a 200 foot rope which is left behind while you finish the route. Be sure to leave a note on the rope so someone doesn't mistake it for trash and haul it out. The exit for Hidden Star will take you back near rap 1 where you can pick up your rope on the way out.

Leaving your rope at rap 1 will make the route more enjoyable since you can travel with a smaller rope the rest of the way. Pulling the rope from the bottom has begun creating rope grooves in the sandstone part way down the rappel. Retrieving the rope from the top will help minimize the rope grooving.

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,576 ft

Hidden Star Parking

Hidden Star Parking

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,600 ft

HS: Leave Road

HS: Leave Road

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,646 ft

HS: Canyon Start

HS: Canyon Start

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,774 ft

HS:Top of Ridge

HS:Top of Ridge

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,498 ft

HS: Rap 1

HS: Rap 1

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,371 ft

HS: Rap 2

HS: Rap 2

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,339 ft

HS: Rap 3

Short vegetated area between sections of potholes. Good place to gatehr dirt etc if you need to do a potshot or pack toss to get past a pothole farther down canyon.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,266 ft

HS: Down Climb

Downclimb of about 30 feet with moderate difficulty.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,254 ft

HS: Bottom of Canyon

Bottom of Hidden Star Canyon where there is a large ravine on the RDC side. Exit by climbing along the slickrock to the right (east) of the ravine to get to the top.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,265 ft

Boltergueist Parking

Boltergueist Parking

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,548 ft

HS: Exit Rope PU

Flat spot along the ridge which is a compfrtable place to stop and puts you about 150 feet away from your rope left at rap 1. Turn right and walk east down into the drainage to retrieve your rope left at rap 1.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,330 ft

Yankee Doodle Parking

Yankee Doodle Parking

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