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Elevation: 3,704'
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There is no longer any marina services at Hite. The Hite area is the last of the open bay areas of Lake Powell it is located at mile 139. At lower water levels this disappears completely. Up lake from here canyon walls close in as you go further upstream. As this is the farthest reach of Lake Powell it is accessible only at higher water levels. There are many small coves around the Hite area, some of which offer camping opportunities at various lake levels. The Hite area covers Good Hope Bay (Mile 121) till the Northeastern canyons of Hite going till Mile 165.

After passing around mile 165 backcountry permits are required. These are issued by Canyonlands NP.

Phone: Hite NPS Ranger Station: (435) 684-2457

Getting There 

It was located near the mouth of the Dirty Devil River across from the mouth of White Canyon.


Hite is now under the waters of Lake Powell. Hite was an early Colorado River outpost anciently used by the Indians as a Colorado River crossing. In the early 1870s, Cass Hite arrived in the area. He was a prospector, a former member of Quantrill's Civil War guerrillas, and was considered an outlaw. He settled at the site and became friendly with the Indians. The early whites called this Colorado River crossing the Dandy Crossing because it was relatively easy to get across. In 1881-83 a small settlement was established, centering around the ferry, and Hite's name became attached to it. The ferry was discontinued when the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Hite's name was transferred to a newly established marina, since the original Hite community is now under water. - John W. Van Cott

Canyons, Miles, Camping 

Ticaboo Canyon mile 122. There are many campsites in this canyon.
Red Canyon mile 125. It has many good campsites and there is history to this area.
Blue Notch Canyon 125.5 there are some campsites.
Scorup Canyon mile 128 no campsites.
Fourmile Canyon mile 132, several good campsites.
Twomile Canyon mile 134, no campsites.
Trachyte Canyon mile 135 little camping.
White Canyon mile 135 has some camping. Accessible by road.
Farley Canyon, also at Mile 135, has good campsites. Accessible by road.
North Wash mile 139 has good campsites.
The Dirty Devil River Canyon mile 141 some camping at mouth.
Rock Canyon Mile 143 some camping
Sheep Canyon mile 148 some camping.
Dark Canyon mile 154 little to no camping.
Cove Canyon mile 157, no campsites.

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Weather station 1.8 miles from here

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The Bishop 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Utah : Lake Powell : ... : North Wash
An out there tower that has some good exposure and an absolutely classic 2nd pitch. After a bit of a hike in approach the right (North side of the tower).The route starts up a 35 ft. 5.8 offwidth section to the base of an absolutely classic lightning bolt big hands crack (10+). Belay at the top of the crack at bolts. Next, make a face traverse left past one bolt (10+) to a fist crack which quickly opens to #4 Camalot size. At the top of the short offwidth section, traverse left 10 ft., step arou...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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