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The North Fork of Iron Wash requires complete technical gear. Fall and spring are the preferred seasons to do this route. You certainly want to avoid this route during extremely hot weather. In normal conditions this canyon might require knee to waist deep wading. The canyon is accessible year round unless there is snow on the ground.
Total time required form trailhead to trailhead is 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. The North Fork of Iron Wash Canyon is rated 3B III using the Canyon Rating System. This canyon has a moderate flashflood danger, check the local weather report before entering this canyon.
Iron Wash is located in Emery County between the towns of Green River and Hanksville. All vehicles can access the Iron Wash Trailhead. There are several primitive campsites in the area. A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route. For those interested in a two day adventure Eardley Canyon is nearby.
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