Coral Canyon

Total Miles
5.1

Elevation

1378.31 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

fall, spring

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Trail Overview

This trail takes the adventurer from the very deep lower sandy Coral Canyon up and over the hill. The lower section past the sand consists of long rocky hill climbs and varied terrain. Once near the top, the trail meanders through a canyon before finally opening up to extensive views big enough to make you feel small. Then it follows a fence line, and the tracks just sort of end in long grasses. Where they used to go isn't clear anymore. If you want an adventure, hang a right and try the Coral Canyon's Rocky Revenge trail, which is very complicated and has large boulders. There are a few camp spots up here, but they appear not to have been used in a long time. There is No cell service except at the very end of the trail near where the tracks end.

Difficulty

Intermediate

History

A Journey Into The Wild Take a lonely and rocky two-track road in a 4x4 to the edge of the Grand Wash Cliffs. Find a stunning solitary vista deep into the Grand Canyon. Relax in the shade of ponderosas at Mt. Trumbull. Touch ancient waters at Pakoon Springs in one of the driest places in the world. Parashant is remote. There are no crowds here. Be equipped to leave pavement, cell service, and the 21st century behind. Parashant is a scenic wonder, but it also is one of the last truly remote places in the United States. A visit here means leaving the safety net of the modern world behind. The information that follows is not designed to scare potential visitors out of visiting the monument but remind everyone that traveling into Parashant isn't to be taken lightly. Rangers want to be sure motorists understand that travel here requires specialized vehicles, equipment, and planning to avoid or recover from a mishap. The fact that you are reading this means you are on the right track as you prepare for a safer visit to the monument. Thank you! Please contact us at the number on the bottom if you would like to discuss with a ranger your particular equipment, skill level, and trip plans. You are responsible for your own safety, and you must be able to self-rescue. Appropriate vehicles and equipment in good working order and adequate supplies are critical. Roads are narrow and winding. Travelers need to be prepared for their trip and understand the guidance below. All routes are unpaved and of varying difficulty. While not prohibited, cars, minivans, crossover SUVs, and RVs are not suitable vehicles for travel in this monument. A high clearance 4x4 with tires designed for off-pavement use is the most important safety item you need. Most rescues involve vehicles with multiple flats where rocks ripped up tires only rated for street use. Other reasons include vehicles getting stuck in mud or high-centered on uneven roadbeds or vehicles suffering some kind of mechanical breakdown. Recommended Equipment and Supplies: Return plan filed with friend or relative and Parashant's contact phone numbers. 24-hour EMERGENCY or MISSING PERSONS (702) 293-8998 (Lake Mead) Non-emergency (435) 688-3200 during business hours. Shovel to smooth off cut banks or dig out of the sand Jack to lift vehicle with a base that can be set up on rocky or sandy ground All-Terrain spare tire Extra food, water, and any needed medications to last several days Hot/cold weather clothing Satellite Phone or Satellite Messenger such as a Garmin InReach

Technical Rating

4