The Huge Cave - Maple Canyon Utah

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The trailhead for the Huge Cave is located approx 1.8 miles up Maple Canyon; there are two areas to park at the end of the Maple Canyon Campground. The trailhead is located on the left hand side of the road. This trail is not marked Huge Cave but has a sign listing the Right Fork, Middle Fork and View Point trails.

The start of the trail is relatively flat with trails leading off; these trails lead you to the several established climbing routes that are available up this canyon. After you pass these arms you will reach a fork, head to the left and continue up the trail. The trail will start to climb and within a short distance you will be at the entrance to the Huge Cave. Once at the Huge Cave, off to your right you will see a large over hanging cliff and the cave entrance will be to your left. To enter the cave you must climb approx. 15 feet up a rock wall, someone has left a rope to assist you. If you are not comfortable with heights, or not sure of your ability don't attempt this climb. A fall will land you on the rocks below and could easily cause serious injury.

Once at the Huge Cave, off to your right you will see a large over hanging cliff and the cave entrance will be to your left. To enter the cave you must climb approx. 15 feet up a rock wall, someone has left a rope to assist you. If you are not comfortable with heights, or not sure of your ability don't attempt this climb. A fall will land you on the rocks below and could easily cause serious injury.

Before you climb up to this cave keep in mind one thing – what goes up must come down, and for some reason going down seemed more challenging, mentally and physically. Be sure your know your skill level before attempting this climb and as always, please keep this wonderful natural resource clean.

Driving Directions To Maple Canyon: From Salt Lake City take I-15 South to Nephi Utah. At Nephi take exit 225 to Manti/Ephraim. Travel on Highway 132 to Fountain Green. Once you enter the town you will see a sign for Maple canyon. Turn right on 400-south and travel approx 6 miles to Freedom Road. There will be signs to assist you from this point on.

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