Hammond Canyon, UT trip planning

feldychi

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Hi all, Planning a spring 2022 trip. Is end of April too early to get into Hammond Canyon, UT for a short 2-3 day backpack? Any insights are much appreciated! Thanks, Carrie
 

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This road about 1/2 m before even getting to Bears Ears, mid May. Not saying every year is like this...could be more could be less. Farther up the road goes around the north side of th Bears Ears and it drifts in about 8 ft deep, as it was that year....

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IntrepidXJ

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You don't need to drive up through the Bears Ears to get into Hammond Canyon. You can start closer to the bottom.
 

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You don't need to drive up through the Bears Ears to get into Hammond Canyon. You can start closer to the bottom.
Yeah you can go in by arch cyn.. but most start at the head of Hammond. And the other road is still +8000 ft
 
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The Cream Pots TH is lower than 7,000 ft. which makes it a much better option early in the season. It isn't near Arch Canyon. It does require HC4WD to get there. It can still be problematical driving there since there are creek crossings that can be pretty deep.
 

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The Cream Pots TH is lower than 7,000 ft. which makes it a much better option early in the season. It isn't near Arch Canyon. It does require HC4WD to get there. It can still be problematical driving there since there are creek crossings that can be pretty deep.
My picture is about 1/2 m below the top.... Closer to 7k feet and in May. Need to watch weather and have backup plan because more than likely it's not easily accessible. But whatever.......
 

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If you are a very experienced adventurer, go for it! I should still gain some experience, and maybe in 2023, I will venture. But a friend of mine was there last year when I was on vacation in Costa Rica. And he says it was pretty problematic driving. There were creek crossings and deep ones. He told me about this dangerous adventure while telling him how I drank my morning coffee at JungleVistaHotel.com as I watched the monkeys.
 
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