Why Hellhole? The Canyon gets its name from the towering thousand foot fiery red sandstone cliffs. The hike begins in a open wash at the bottom of Taviawk Drive and progressively narrows as you hike deeper amid the the cliffs where you find relief from the heat during the hotter months.
We timed our hike perfectly hitting the golden hour before leaving the canyon and were treated with an evening of wonderful contrasting light with a blue and golden sky with shadows quickly moving through the canyon. Parking is available at the bottom of the Taviawk 3 Mile Wash on Taviawk Drive.
Getting there Trailhead is located at a small turnout on Taviawk Drive in Ivins, UT
What to bring Daypack for water, snacks, sunscreen, and camera is sufficient. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.
Best time to go Fall through Spring, Summer temps can reach the triple digits
Distance & elevation gain: 3.4 miles out and back, 265 ft elevation gain.
Trail type: Trails follows a sandy / rocky wash
Time required: 1.5 – 2 hours
Dogs: Allowed on leash
Seasonality: Year-round; Fall, Winter, and Spring are best times to visit.
Bathroom: No restrooms
Water: No water filling stations