E Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon

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5/5 (4 reviews)
Emery, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 09/08/2022
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Winding its way through the canyons of the western San Rafael Swell lies the E Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon trail. A little bit rocky, a lot of camping and endless views are provided to you in this remote region of the Central Utah desert. This trail has a little bit of everything for the family to enjoy. Combined with Copper Globe Mine and the Reds Canyon Overlook Loop, you will be sure to have an adventurous weekend of exploring. Be sure to keep your eyes open for some wild horses!

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5/5 (4)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/28/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This one is a gem. Went in reverse order. The winding little canyons on the West end of the trail were really cool. Saw several wild horses. In my 4Runner I had some brush touching the sides, but didn't notice any permanent striping when I washed her.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/07/2020

Had a great time on this trail, but I would add pinstriping to the list of concerns. Went though with a Tacoma and left with a few stripes. Anything bigger would have left the trail with some serious scratches. Other than that the trail was awesome. Went on a Sunday, started the trail around 3 and didn't see another person the whole time. It was peaceful and the great part we were able to see some wild horses.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/03/2019

Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon: Leaving Copper Globe and after we missed the right turn out of the wash and got lost, we climbed out of the wash, to the top of Kimball Draw ridge. I understand that with a lifted Jeep, the next mile up and down the ridge seems fairly mild. However, with our stock JL’s this part of the trail was brutal and took us well over an hour. After stacking more rocks and with good spotting help, we made it. The only “real tense” spot was negotiating over a ledge, with the passenger side of the Jeep inches away from a big cut-off juniper branch. But, what a fun, exciting, scenic ride, it was a blast and we will do it again. Once off of the ridge, the trip back to exit 108 was easy. And twisty Cat Canyon was a lot of fun. At about mile-12 we stopped and collected a few selenite crystals as a memento of our experience. After surviving this trail, we now have a lot more confidence in both our abilities and in the capabilities of our Jeeps. Great day.
Trail Review: E Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon - Terry More
Trail Review: E Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon - Terry More
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/29/2019

I am glad I finally got around to doing this trail. Although not difficult, there are a few little obstacles to keep things interesting. The scenery was really and overall it was a great​ weekend!
Trail Review: E Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon - TJ Bosworth
Trail Review: E Kimball Draw/Cat Canyon - TJ Bosworth
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