Mormon Dan Canyon
The term "Mormon Dan Canyon" first appears in the Mormon Dan Peak 1:24,000 Map from 1980.
Mormon Dan Canyon appears on the 1981 Gerlach 1:100,000 map.<ref>"Gerlach 1:100,000 Map," 1981.</ref>
There is also a citation from 1987.<ref>Winnemucca District Wilderness Recommendations: Environmental Impact Statement," BLM, 1987.</ref>
See Mormon Dan Peak for further information about the origins of the name.