Upper Tusher Canyon

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Upper Tusher Canyon is an entirely different experience than rugged lower Tusher Canyon. Your adventure begins in the sandy wash below the towering Book Cliffs, the longest continuous cliffs on the continent. The trail winds through a dense desert vegetation landscape with unique rock formations poking out of the trees. You will climb to over 7500 feet and the border of the Uintah/Ouray Indian Reservation, where a natural spring has created a shady oasis to set up camp. The trail ends at an old drill platform that makes a wonderful group campsite. Individual campsites are under the trees in the tall grass. The trail is well-maintained but can change after a rainstorm. In dry conditions, the trail can be completed in 2WD. The trail follows a canyon. Do not drive the trail in rainy conditions.