Mack's Canyon

Scout Route
5/5 (3 reviews)

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Mack's Canyon is an out and back stock friendly trail that is 4 miles one way, ranging in elevation from 7,391 to 8,230 feet. Dispersed camping is available along the entire trail, with two larger group campsites at the end. The first .5 mile is a simple gravel road with access to large campsites accessible by any vehicle, even large RVs. Beyond the first .5 mile, the road continues to be maintained but becomes steep, winding with sharp drop-offs and occasional rutting until about mile 3 of the trail. This section of the road provides spectacular views and cliff side campsites in the pinyon pines and junipers. This is the toughest part of the trail. Between miles 3 and 4, you will get into a larger pine forest within the canyon. The lower group camp is at 3.5 miles and looks to accommodate three to four mid-size vehicles. The upper group camp is 3.7 miles and may have space for 6-8 mid-size vehicles. Smaller campsites are also available at the end for those not in a group. I would be aware of heavy rains in this area as it is a slot canyon and may flood.