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On our way to Smith Fork, in October mind you, after hearing about it all summer, I finally made us go into Moqui Canyon. It was way cooler than I thought. Apparently there are Moqui steps (smallish holes carved into the canyon walls to climb up and down) in it somewhere, but we couldn’t find them, so we just kept exploring.
I had been looking at maps of Lake Powell all summer. Like a lot. And I had no idea what Moqui Canyon was like. It was long, forked a bunch of times, and was fun and twisty. We would pick a direction at the fork, then go back down the other way later, doing this most times we came to a fork.
This would be a good place to park a houseboat if you were leaving from Bullfrog, too. There are some beaches a little further in and it’s not too far. Get a powerboat too for optimal exploring. That would let you see a lot more of the lake in a much more fuel and time efficient way. The north has tons to offer, like Annies Crack, which is a little hard to find if you don’t know what or where it is, Defiance House Ruins in Forgotten Canyon, which I haven’t been to yet, and a stellar view of the Henry Mountains. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area on the lake.
Have you been to Lake Powell? Which part? What did you do there? Do you want to go?