Benson Creek, Cedar City

Last Candition: June 22, 2013

4.3

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 29, 2018

Got a late start, first two anchors in good shape. 3rd anchor no where to be found. Built a new one on a small bush. I believe this is where the last one was too. 4th anchor high and dry. Good times, got out in the dark. Still flowing nicely!

1 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 16, 2017

Attempted to do this canyon on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. When we arrived & began the approach hike, it became evident that this canyon had flashed in the last 24-48 hours because of heavy rains in the area. The trail to the lower fall for hikers was obliterated in places & the streambed had been ripped out. We (2 of us) decided not to do the route because of concern that the canyon above would have been significantly altered from the posted beta and may contain dangerous places of new debris. Beta on this canyon may need to be re-written.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 7, 2016

The water in Benson is flowing nicely and the anchors are in great shape. What more could you ask for on a hot summer day?

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 3, 2015

Led a group of five noobs including 2 tweens. 1.5 hour approach using the trail that parallels the highway till it gets to the ridge, then turns back towards Benson Creek. I've done the scree field and straight-up-the-mountain approaches too - slightly faster but more risky. Canyon was gorgeous. Delightful day!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 5, 2014

Took us about 3 hours, good steep bush whack to get to Rap 1, all anchors are in good condition ,all rappels are frozen water falls right now so its super slick and cold. Quick and easy canyon

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 17, 2013

A great way to spend 3-4 hours. Here's my unsolicited tip to minimize the bushwhack- when you get to the picnic area, find the rock scree that leads up the gap to the top. Just head straight for it using the path of least resistance. We went further south and were picking burrs off our shorts the rest of the day. Water in canyon was flowing at roughly 1 cfs making the raps a little more adventurous. Anchors looked good. Enjoy!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 28, 2013

Did the half, or technical sections only. Bit of a bushwack, because we couldn't find a trail that led there rather than all the way to the top.

Water was refreshing, only got splashed, not too cold.

Anchors are all in good shape.

Last rap is awkward only because of having to put your feet in slippery moss and other green stuff.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 22, 2013

Fun little canyon. A mixture of natural anchors and bolts. Water is still flowing which is perfect for the heat right now