Backpacking to Reflection Canyon
Reflection Canyon is a side canyon of Lake Powell that was first brought to the public’s attention when National Geographic photographer, Michael Melford, took an amazing photo of this canyon and wrote the article, Glen Canyon Revealed. Since then, Reflection Canyon has slowly become popular over the years as a “must see” location for photographers, backpackers, and hikers looking to explore this secluded area. Backpacking to Reflection Canyon isn’t easy – it requires some route finding over sand and slickrock for 4-5 hours one way. Don’t think that is hard? Try having no water source along the way. Even in 2017 there is no official or designated trail, though popularity of this area has slowly started to create a fairly descent pathway.…
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