Mellor Canyon |

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Roadside Attraction Mellor Canyon - Yuba Lake Roadside Attraction Mellor Canyon
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Overview

RATING: Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours

Wed

Snow.  High near 41. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

41 | 31

Thu

A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 42. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

42 | 26

Fri

Snow showers likely, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

40 | 26

Sat

A chance of snow showers, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

35 | 20

Sun

A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

36 | 17

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall
WATER: None

Wed

Snow.  High near 41. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

41 | 31

Thu

A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 42. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

42 | 26

Fri

Snow showers likely, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

40 | 26

Sat

A chance of snow showers, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

35 | 20

Sun

A chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

36 | 17

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Heading into Mellor Canyon

Heading into Mellor Canyon

Utah never ceases to me amaze me with all the off-the-beaten canyons, valleys and peaks that are infrequently visited. Mellor Canyon, close to Yuba Lake, is a side canyon coming into the Sevier River Valley. This is one of those places I had never heard of but happened to pass by and decide to check out.

The upper parts of the canyon have conglomerate rock similar to Maple Canyon near Ephraim, but not nearly as vertical or imposing. The lower part of the canyon has a petroglyph panel. Though not nearly as dramatic as many panels in Utah, that this one is in the northern part of the state made it very interesting to me, and quite different from the rock art at the nearby Yuba Lake State Park. This panel appears to me to be much older and of a different style.

On our visit, the road was easily passable by all vehicles, though probably difficult if muddy. This is not a place I would make a special trip to visit, but make a great side trip if passing through the area. There were not any good dispersed camping sites in the section we visited. If looking for camping in the area, I would recommend Yuba Lake State Park.

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