Onion Creek

Onion Creek

Moab Area

          Wandering in Onion Creek is like stepping onto anther planet. The area is off the radar of the normal Moab tourist so finding a little seclusion is not difficult. The rock is a brilliant deep red and the massive canyon walls tower over your head.

          This canyon has something for everyone. Several different routes are offered to hikers and one route is detailed for technical canyoneers. This is a great hike that all fit adults and children should be able to enjoy.

Circle of Friends:
          Onion Creek 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"

My hot young wife in the narrows of Onion Creek. Your lovable tour guide.

General Information:
          Onion Creek is an amazing area that is fun to explore. This route is rated 2A III using the Canyon Rating System. You can spend several hours or a complete day in the different drainage's depending on how much you want to explore. This hike is easily accessible year round. Navigation for this hike is Moderate. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.

Shauna in the Onion Creek narrows. Onion Creek usually contains sections of flowing water.

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located near the town of Moab. High clearance vehicles, four wheel drives and rental cars should have no problem reaching the trailhead in normal conditions.

Shauna standing below "Gothic Nightmare" Hiking down Onion Creek

Technical Route Option:
          For the technically skilled in the crowd Onion Creek offers an interesting route. The difficulty in this route is not the technical climbing skills required as those are minor. But your navigational and route finding skills had better be top notch.

Handline on the optional technical route. Rappel on the optional technical route.

          Huntley Ingalls, writing for National Geographic in 1962 after the first ascent of the tower known as "the Titan" referred to the Fisher Towers area as "a pink, red, orange skyscraper city in nightmare Gothic".

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