Kanab Creek Wilderness
Infobox_protected_area | name = Kanab Creek Wilderness
iucn_category = Ib
locator_x = 57
locator_y = 99
San Manuel, AZ
lat_direction = N
long_direction = W
area = convert|75300|acre|km2|0|sing=off
US Forest Service& Bureau of Land Management
Kanab Creek Wilderness is a convert|75300|acre|km2|0|sing=on
wilderness arealocated along the Mohave/Coconino County line in the U.S. state of Arizona, approximately convert|30|mi|km|0|sing=off south of Fredonia. convert|68600|acre|km2|0|sing=off of the Wilderness are located in the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, the remaining convert|6700|acre|km2|0|sing=off are administered by the Arizona Bureau of Land Management. [http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/wildareas/kanab.html Kanab Creek Wilderness Area] - Bureau of Land Management]
One of the major tributaries of the
Colorado River, Kanab Creek is the largest tributary canyon system on the north side of the Grand Canyon. From its origin approximately convert|50|mi|km|0|sing=off north in southern Utah, Kanab Creek and its feeder streams have cut a network of gorges with vertical walls deep into the Kanab and Kaibab Plateaus. Elevations in the Wilderness range from convert|2000|ft|m|0|sing=off at the river to about convert|6000|ft|m|0|sing=off on the rim. [http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&wname=Kanab%20Creek%20Wilderness Kanab Creek Wilderness] - Wilderness.net]
Evidence in Kanab Creek Wilderness indicates that this area was inhabited by
prehistoricpeoples up to approximately AD 1100. The Wilderness contains some of the most interesting and significant rock art in the Southwest. [http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/recreation/wilderness/kanab.shtml Kanab Creek Wilderness Area] - Kaibab National Forest]
Kanab Creek Wilderness is dominated by desert shrub blackbush, with occasional clumps of
Indian ricegrassor needle-and-thread grassin the lower elevations. Along the drainage bottoms are groups of cottonwood, desert almond, western redbud, and single-leaf ash trees, though some of these riparian habitats are being invaded by salt cedar. The upper reaches have some stands of pinyon pineand juniper, but sagebrushdominates most of the area.
The higher elevations of Kanab Creek Wilderness are used as winter range by
mule deerand almost all of the chukarpartridge in Arizona live in this area. The area is home to bobcat, fox, coyote, and various small mammals such as rabbit, squirrel, and mice. Several species of toad, frog, lizard, and snakecan also be found in this area. The only known poisonous snake in the Wilderness is the rattlesnake.
Three trails lead into Kanab Creek Wilderness: [ [http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/recreation/trails/ Trails on the Kaibab National Forest] ]
*Jumpup-Nail Trail or Trail #8 descends from Sowats Point, crosses Sowats Canyon, and descends into Jumpup Canyon where it joins Trail #41. This trail is convert|6|mi|km|1|sing=off long.
*Ranger Trail or Trail #41 descends into Jumpup Canyon for about four miles before exiting the canyon just above Lower Jumpup Spring. It then follows the general contour of a sandstone bench that encircles the Jumpup Point promontory before crossing Lawson, Dinner Pockets, and Big Cove Canyons and descends into Kanab Creek Canyon about 5 miles beyond Lawson. It ends in the canyon where it joins Trail #59. This trail is convert|17|mi|km|1|sing=off long.
*Snake Gulch-Kanab Creek Trail or Trail #59 joins the Ranger Trail in Kanab Creek Canyon about three miles downstream from the confluence with Snake Gulch. It then continues down the canyon but is not signed or maintained beyond that point. This trail is convert|21.5|mi|km|1|sing=off long.
List of U.S. Wilderness Areas
List of Arizona Wilderness Areas
* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/recreation/wilderness/kanab.shtml Kanab Creek Wilderness Area] - Kaibab National Forest
* [http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/wildareas/kanab.html Kanab Creek Wilderness Area] - Bureau of Land Management
* [http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/az/pdfs/nepa/library/wilderness_plans.Par.5290.File.dat/KanabCreekWildernesImpleSchd2.pdf Kanab Creek Wilderness Management Plan] - Bureau of Land Management
* [http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_wilderness_area/az_kanab.htm Kanab Wilderness] - GORP
* [http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&wname=Kanab%20Creek%20Wilderness Kanab Creek Wilderness] - Wilderness.net
* [http://www.toddshikingguide.com/Hikes/Arizona/GrandCanyon/Canyon17.htm Kanab Creek] - Todd's Desert Hiking Guide
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