9 Mile Canyon

Near Wellington, Utah

9 Mile Canyon does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

Often described as 'the world's longest art gallery' the 46 mile long Nine Mile Canyon provides visitors with myriad recreational opportunities, ranging from hiking, biking, and exploring the many side canyons (please respect private property), to picnicking, to viewing rock art, historic inscriptions, and remnants of the prehistoric and historic, and current uses of the canyon by its inhabitants.

The canyon offers scenic views of the flat canyon bottom, used by past and present residents for cattle grazing and agriculture, to large craggy canyon walls and outcrops topped by pinyon, juniper, and sagebrush.

Visitors to the canyon often approach from the town of Wellington, south of Price, Utah. A loop trip is possible by taking the road though Gate Canyon to the town of Myton, west of Vernal, Utah.

Facilities include several identified rock art panels; a picnic area, restrooms and historic homestead at Cottonwood Glen; trailheads to rock art panels, hiking, parking lot and bathrooms at Daddy Canyon; and trailheads to rock art sites and a Fremont Village past Frank's Canyon in Cottonwood canyon.