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Stage 15 : Owl Creek - Fish Creek

Possible water source


The route down into the Owl Creek drainage is well marked by cairns, but is quite a steep descent initially. Upon levelling off, the walk is very enjoyable through the deep drainage. An unexpected ‘detour’ to the left is required to circumvent a high pour-off. After this, the valley floor is reached, and water may be available near to the confluence with the main canyon (S15P05). The walking for the next few miles through the canyon is magnificent, with the enormous Neville’s Arch visible on a high cliff to the left (S15P10). This area would make a delightful camping spot for the night.


Owl Canyon eventually opens out as it meets Fish Creek. There may be water available after this confluence (S15P15). 

Total Ascent
Total Descent
Min Elevation
Max Elevation
7.1 miles
Useful Locations

S15P05          N37° 27.409' W109° 47.874'      Possible water

S15P10          N37° 26.916' W109° 46.500'      Nevills Arch viewpoint

S15P15          N37° 25.797' W109° 44.982'      Owl Creek Fish Creek junction

Elevation Profile

Owl Creek

Owl Creek

Neville's Arch

Neville's Arch

Water Availability
Owl Creek
Fish Creek
Water/Food Cache