Cooling off in Pollys Canyon

Pollys Canyon
Anasazi Ruins

Cedar Mesa

           Pollys Canyon is an interesting loop hike that visits a tributary of Grand Gulch that does not see a lot of traffic. The route visits one of the better and larger Anasazi Ruins in the Grand Gulch system. The route uses the hiker friendly "Government Trail" to access Grand Gulch. The Government Trail is often used by backpackers and hikers to explore ruins and rock art in Grand Gulch. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Circle of Friends:
          Pollys Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Shauna at the Top of the Government Trail Pollys Canyon

General Information:
          Pollys Canyon is a nice hike suitable for intermediate and advanced hikers. Pollys Canyon is rated 2A III using the Canyon Rating System. A GPS is extremely useful in verifying you are on the correct route and in locating specific ruins. A BLM Backcountry Permit is required to hike Pollys Canyon.

Anasazi Ruins in Pollys Canyon Anasazi Ruins in Pollys Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is usually accessible to all vehicles in good weather.

Anasazi Ruins in Pollys Canyon

Big Man Pictograph Panel:
          A visit to the Big Man Pictograph Panel can be combined with the Pollys Canyon loop hike. Big Man is one of the larger and better panels of rock art in Grand Gulch.

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