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Wet Sandy Wash, Toquerville

Wet Sandy is one of the major drainage channels from a large section of the Pine Valley Mountains and provides a significant water source for the town of Toquerville, Utah. Wet Sandy starts at an elevation of about 9000 feet in the Pine Valley Mountains and travels south easterly emptying into Ash Creek south of Interstate I15 which eventually empties into the Virgin River at Confluence Park.

Wet Sandy is a wide fairly deep wash and passes through a section of rock cliffs part way along. The lower end of the wash is quite rugged with many boulders impeding passage.

This wash was explored by ATV on February 5, 2014.

Getting There

If travelling north-east on Interstate I15, take exit 27, turn left and go under the interstate , and then turn right onto Mill Street just beyond the southerly exit ramp from I15. If travelling south-west on Interstate I15 take exit 27 and turn right at the stop sign and then again turn right onto Mill Street.

Travel north-east on Mill Street, 0.6 miles, to the parking lot at the end. From here you can either hike up Wet Sandy or travel by ATV along a rough track which parallels Wet Sandy to the south-west.

Directions to Wet Sandy Trail

The Trail

I travelled by ATV up the rough track from the parking area, 0.6 miles, to the Dixie Forest fence which impeded further progress. I then travelled 0.1 miles south along the fence to the main Wet Sandy Forest Road at the water tank. From here we travelled 3.7 miles north west to the end of the road at an elevation of 5370 feet. I then retraced our route to Mill Street.

Wet Sandy Topo

Trail along Wet Sandy Wash

These are some of the pictures that I took.