Lick Wash is a narrow drainage that cuts through the White Cliffs. Giant pine trees grow in this Sandy wash, and the creamy-colored cliffs of Navajo Sandstone are streaked with red desert varnish. Giant ponderosa pine trees and Douglas fir trees grow in the middle of Lick Wash. It seems as though these trees favor the narrowest parts of the canyon. Downstream the canyon gradually widens, but the tall sandstone cliffs persist on both sides. The canyon has three short sections of sandstone narrows.