As part of our trip into the Arizona Strip in september 2011, where we also have been at Kelly Point and Grand Gulch Mine, we also made a run through Hidden Canyon and Last Chance Canyon. We started from our camp at Poverty Mountain, went up towards the north on  CR103 and soon we reached the turnoff to Hidden Canyon at12S 26854X 403212X (UTM/NAD27). At the turnoff is also a geocache hidden.

On a smooth gravelroad we continued on our way through Hidden Canyon.

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

After some time we reached the old remnants of a substantial rock house, which is rumoured to be one of Butch Cassidys hideouts.

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

After this short visit we continued on our way:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

The canyon gets also wider:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

At 12S 25873X 404474X) and shortly before the left turn to Last Chance Canyon, we reached the Hidden Mines, which are located along the hillside:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Here some impressions, when looking down from the mining site:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Shortly after the Hidden Mines we turned left towards Last Chance Canyon (12S 25834X 404486X):

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

The entrance is marked by some hoodoos:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

The trail gets slightly rougher, but is still easy to follow::

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

On the way up Last Chance Canyon we arrived at an old corral:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

After a short stop there, we continued to drive up the canyon towards Hidden Canyon Rim:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Further up is a water tank:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Then we continued to climb up the canyon. Sometimes we had to stop to remove some tree kind of things:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Around noon we were up in the rim region. Here the trail turns again into a very nice gravel road.

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

We had our lunch break there:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

From this high region one can have beautiful views into the vicinity:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

After our lunch break we headed back to our camp via BLM1054 and CR103:

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

Hidden Canyon, Arizona Strip, AZ

This was a very nice round trip with an estimated length of 60 km, which leads to regions, one would not see every day.

For a better orientation, one can downlload a gpx file of this trip:

Tracklog: Hidden Canyon and Hidden Canyon Rim, Arizona Strip, AZ (90 downloads)

And here is an overview of the area, we visited: