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Ice Box Canyon

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (35)

A great hot weather trail that quickly gets into the shade.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

75%

Runnable

5,048' 1,539 m

High

4,257' 1,298 m

Low

791' 241 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

52%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Runner Notes

This is not really a great running trail.

Description

From the parking lot, the first half mile of the trail is through open desert and crosses Dale's Trail along the way. The trail starts a bit braided, with some folks staying up high and others quickly heading into the creek bottoms.

Soon you arrive at the blessed shade. As you get deeper into the canyon, you eventually drop down into the creek's gravel bottom.

Evidence of rock climbing routes are pasted on the walls around you. After a while, you begin to pick your path through boulders and the path becomes steeper.

At a little over a mile, the trail splits into two separate canyons. Going to the left, you dead end in a beautiful water-carved bowl. Going right leads you to a 5th class climb (aided with a rope) that terminates at a steep 200' wall.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  4.3 from 35 votes

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Huge walls create Ice Box Canyon
May 22, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
Ice Box Canyon Trail.
Nov 10, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
End of Ice Box Canyon
Sep 25, 2019 near Summerl…, NV
Fixed line on a 20 foot technical climb
May 23, 2018 near Summerl…, NV
Some obstacles along the way.
Nov 10, 2016 near Summerl…, NV
Pool of water at the base of a long drop
Jun 4, 2018 near Summerl…, NV

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Jan 19, 2020
Veronica Gerhard
Mar 8, 2019
Jeff Gregg
Mar 8, 2019
Jeff Gregg
Very pretty in early March. Fairly easy to follow, keep looking for white spots late. 5mi — 2h 30m