Lost Canyon Hike

Summary:  A scenic hike to an overlook of some Indian Ruins

Challenge Level:  Moderate

Hiking Distance:  About 1 1/4 mile each way, 2 1/2 miles round trip

Trailhead Directions:  From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), drive west on SR 89A towards Cottonwood 3 miles. Turn right on Dry Creek Road. Stay on Dry Creek for 2 miles and turn right on FR 152. Proceed on FR 152 for 2 1/2 miles to the parking area on your right. FR 152 can be extremely rough so a high clearance vehicle is recommended. The trailhead is shared with the west end of the Brins Mesa Trail. Hike the Brins Mesa Trail for about 225 feet ( 75 paces) and turn right on to the Lost Canyon Trail.

Description:  You'll be climbing from altitude about 4600 feet to 5000 feet for this hike. The overlook where you can see the Indian Ruins below is pretty spectacular. The red rock views along the trail are very nice. We hiked a little further than the Indian Ruins and the trail continues toward Devil's Bridge.

Here's a link to a video of the hike (


Click on the photos below for a bigger view


Here are photos from our May 2008 hike

And photos from our November 2011 hike

 Guest Photos:

Here's a photo contributed by Lou Camp


Here are photos taken by David Butler  


Here are photos taken by Darryl Thompson



For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

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Last Updated November 29, 2014
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