What Should I Know?
Amenities: Vault toilets at trailhead, dinosaur tracks and Rourke Ranch
Operating Hours: Daylight use only; overnight camping is not allowed in the Picket Wire Canyonlands
Fee: (auto tour only) $15 per adult (13+), $7.50 per child
No potable water in the canyon. Carry at least one gallon of water per person.
Difficulty: Because of the trail’s length and difficulty, visitors should be in excellent physical condition. The trail descends 250 feet in elevation and crosses a shallow river. Hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders are all welcome on the trail.
Tours: Picket Wire Guided Auto Tours are the only motorized access into the canyon. Visitors must provide their own 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. The tour lasts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check the schedule before making reservations.
Safety: Review the Picket Wire Canyon Auto Tour safety checklist.