Buckskin Gulch—the longest, deepest slot canyon in the Southwest—has long been on our hiking bucket list. February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019. If it’s hot out, you’ll likely want to drink 5-6L per day, though you could survive less comfortably on 4. My bag Grand Staircase Discovery Tours to shuttle: Rob has lots of trail info. Campfires are prohibited and human waste cannot be buried and must be packed out in order to preserve the pristine condition of the area. Buckskin Gulch is less well-known than the adjacent, world-famous, Coyote Gulch (AKA, The Wave), but is still a life-list destination hike. view all posts. (Access to The Wave requires a special, separate permit.) Hiking Buckskin Gulch is extremely challenging. We did about 7 miles of hiking that day, 3.5 in and 3.5 out. And the threat is real – while in the canyon, there are limited escape options. Written by maija. Also be careful as some areas are very rocky in the slots and an ankle can be rolled easily. Walking through the slot canyons was really beautiful and easy (flat ground although the sand was loose much of the time) and we even saw a rattlesnake who was very friendly if you didn’t bother him or her. [7], Buckskin Gulch is reached via either U.S. Route 89 (US‑89) in Utah or U.S. Route 89A (US 89A) in Arizona and is roughly halfway between the towns of Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona. Continuing through Paria adds another seven miles before there’s a place to exit the canyon. June 8, 2019 Arches National Park. You will fill out the slip and put the receipt on your dash. Buckskin Gulch was our plan B consolation prize after not getting permits for the Wave. Colorado River District Kingman Field Office email phone: 928-718-3700. 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I read. Wire Pass Trailhead to Paria Mile 10 Spring (18 miles, +0/-800 feet). You can enter the Paria Canyon / Buckskin Gulch permit area using one of four trailheads: Wire Pass, White House, Buckskin Gulch, and Lees Ferry trailheads. They weren’t kidding when they said you could walk for miles in these slots! The 800 year old petroglyphs are really a sight to see. There are several different ways to hike in this area. Still, you can do part of the Buckskin Gulch … This entrance more popular that the other three as it provides for the quickest access to best parts of Buckskin Gulch and because it is the same trailhead used to access the Coyote Buttes, home to The Wave, a famous sandstone rock formation. Once you get there it’s amazing! The White House Trailhead is about 2 miles (3.2 km) south along White House Trailhead Road, which can only be accessed from US‑89. Wire Pass is the most common access, as Buckskin Gulch Trailhead adds an additional 3 miles of less-stunning hiking. By. Day 1: Wire Pass-Buckskin Gulch Yes actual dinosaur footprints, for real. Restrooms are available at this trailhead. Insert the correct fees. Wire Pass,[6] a short tributary to the Buckskin, is an alternative for a short day hike that still takes hikers through the narrow, curving features that are the hallmark of slot canyons. Buckskin Gulch Slot Canyon. I am heading into wire pass today. Only twenty overnight permits per day are allowed and group sizes are limited to ten persons. The Buckskin Gulch, a canyon in southern Utah, is one of the main tributaries of the Paria River, which is itself a minor tributary of the Colorado River. We’ve never seen slot canyons and we were amazed. WildMtn wrote a review May 2019. They said waist deep pools, but mostly dry. :( Loved this hike. It’s so amazing how Mother Nature formed these. I wanted to see Antelope canyon originally, but after realizing it’s $70 to go see it, I quickly changed my mind. Highly recommend spending a few hours tooling around Buckskin Gulch at Wire Pass. By. At over 13 miles (21 km) long it is often visited in conjunction with the longer Paria Canyon, although some prefer to make a long day trip out of the hike. There wasn’t a time when I felt claustrophobic or overwhelmed. What a great experience and when in the area this is a must do! June 8, 2019 Buckskin Gulch. A 100 percent chance of rain in Utah’s Buckskin Gulch, the world’s longest slot canyon: the very last place on earth you want to be when it’s raining. You have to pay like $6 per person to do this Canyon. Sandstone carved by nature, into massive arches. Be careful, in the beginning there is a ladder for a 10 foot drop. There are four access routes to the canyon.[8]. This is a bumpy ride and you need to be careful. We hiked the Wire Pass Trailhead and that turns into Buckskin Gulch Trailhead in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, which is about 1 hour from Page, AZ There’s another trailhead before Wire Pass that is just the Buckskin Trailhead that you could stop at, park. Wire Pass fire (impacting House Rock Rd/Buckskin Gulch) Trip Planning: 3: Jun 28, 2020: J: Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, UT-AZ Backpack: April 26-29, 2019: Day 1 Buckskin Gulch: Backpacking: 2: May 20, 2019: Buckskin Gulch or ??? There is one. White House, Vermilion Cliffs, Buckskin Gulch, and Cottonwood Trail, Utah This is the second of four blogs, a continuation of my three week trip into Southern Utah in October. You may also marvel and puzzle at the meanings of the rock writings (petroglyphs) from the … Buckskin Gulch (also known as Buckskin Creek, Buckskin Wash, and Kaibab Gulch) is a gulch (stream/canyon combination) in Kane County, Utah, United States, that is one of the main tributaries of the Paria River (which is itself a minor tributary of the Colorado River). Cool pics, beautiful sandstone, petroglyphs just past the giant “amphitheater”, and LOTS of photo ops. By. To do an overnight in Buckskin Gulch or Paria Canyon, you need advance permits. Feel like I'm living in the past reminiscing on my annual UT trip. Buckskin Gulch, a canyon in southern Utah and one of the main tributaries of the Paria River, which is a minor tributary of the Colorado River, ... Dale235 wrote a review Oct 2019. Buckskin Gulch to Edmaier's Secret and Wire Pass is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kanab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. and go in from that direction. Will post more tonight. Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon have limited, and at times unreliable, water sources. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Make sure to bring cash as it’s cash only $6.00 a person for permit. From there it is a 9.2 mile drive on a rock/dirt/clay road. if you hike a lot , this is an easy spectacular hike! Buckskin Gulch is basically the same thing as Antelope canyon, except a tenth of the price. LATEST POSTS. A hike carved through rock, home to one of the worlds longest slot canyons. Updated on August 6, 2019. In fact they are the same trail for the first mile. Restrooms are available at this trailhead. ... Buckskin gulch is one of the longest slot canyons in the world, and believe me we cannot accurately capture it’s awesomeness in the photos. Buckskin Gulch is not an especially strenuous hike, but staying safe requires attention to details that other hikes don't. I am in Kanab at moment, and spoke to people that bottomed up buckskin from Paria for a couple of miles. Buckskin Gulch in Utah is the longest slot canyon hiking trail in the world. Permits are required by law for both day hiking and overnight backpacking in the Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Did about 7 miles total. Buckskin Gulch is a spectacular slot canyon located in south-central Utah, halfway between the towns of Kanab and Page. This is a slot canyon with a large watershed comprised largely of slickrock, which means that rain falling anywhere in the area washes off solid rock and funnels right into the narrow canyon. Buckskin Gulch has two main entrance points – the Buckskin Gulch Trailhead and Wire Pass Trailhead. Small areas of quicksand can also be found along the route. Every corner you turn is changing continuously; the cliffs are water-and-wind-sculpted patterns of colors, light and shadows. Kanab Tourism; Kanab Hotels; Kanab Bed and Breakfast; Kanab Holiday Rentals; Kanab Packages; Flights to Kanab; Kanab Restaurants; Kanab Attractions By. Buckskin Gulch (also known as Buckskin Creek, Buckskin Wash, and Kaibab Gulch) is a gulch (stream/canyon combination) in Kane County, Utah, United States,[1] that is one of the main tributaries of the Paria River (which is itself a minor tributary of the Colorado River). June 8, 2019 Dinosaur Tracks. more. Buckskin Gulch is over 13 miles long. *Becky is a 2019 Merrell and Trail Sisters Trail Run Adventure Grant Awardee. You may also marvel and puzzle at the meanings of the rock writings (petroglyphs) from the … Skip the hassle of driving yourself or waiting on other tourists on a bus tour and instead book a small-group tour to either Lower Antelope Canyon or Antelope Canyon X (depending on option selected) and Horseshoe Bend. You pay at a self pay fee station at the trailhead & leave the tag on your dash. Manchester, United Kingdom 987 contributions 153 helpful votes +1. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The US 89A turnoff for Lees Ferry Road is just west of the Navajo Bridge and about 78 miles (126 km) east–southeast of Kanab and about 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Page. Arizona Strip District email phone: 435-688-3200. Wire Pass fire (impacting House Rock Rd/Buckskin Gulch) Trip Planning: 3: Jun 28, 2020: J: Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, UT-AZ Backpack: April 26-29, 2019: Day 1 Buckskin Gulch: Backpacking: 2: May 20, 2019: Buckskin Gulch or ??? Every once in a while we would cross path with someone. Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Would you recommend this place or activity to a friend looking for an, Are the prices for this place or activity, Amazing: perfect weather window This is a slot canyon with a large watershed comprised largely of slickrock, which means that rain falling anywhere in the area washes off solid rock and funnels right into the narrow canyon. Wire Pass TH--->Wire Pass--->Buckskin Gulch--->Paria River Canyon--->Lee's Ferry. The US‑89 turnoff for House Rock Valley Road is about 38 miles (61 km) east of Kanab and about 36 miles (58 km) west–northwest of Page. Buckskin Gulch actually shares the same trailhead with the wave. We would stay one night in the canyon, camped at the confluence of Buckskin and the Paria River. June 8, 2019 Arches National Park. As it is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest United States (and possibly the longest in the world) it is major attraction for slot canyon hikers, receiving a high amount of foot traffic. After we left the Grand Canyon we drove to Page, AZ to spend the night. Buckskin Gulch is ‘the most dangerous hike in the world’ due to its susceptibility to flash flooding. We parked in the Buckskin Gulch parking area took the trail south, cam back to the road via Wire Pass trail and then caught a ride back to our carr. There is also a $6.00 fee per dog, per day. It is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States and perhaps the entire world. If there is any rain in the forecast, it is unsafe to enter Buckskin Gulch. There are several different ways to hike in this area. Take an envelope from the self-pay station. My cabin was mostly warm and I packed the bulk of my food last night, but I had to finish and eat the extra—one more grapefruit. Never trekked in such an environment before. While starting at the the ride was the off-road getting Wirepass Trailhead. June 8, 2019 Great Salt Lake. Located in the Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness in southern Utah, the canyon is an undulating, narrow, 13-mile long corridor of sculpted sandstone. Storms more than 50 miles (80 km) away can send 100-foot-high (30 m) walls of water down the narrow canyons, and hikers have been killed in such events. About halfway through the canyon, the steep and obscure Middle Route is the only access in addition to the official trailheads. Wednesday, November 13, 2019. view all posts. Every corner you turn is changing continuously; the cliffs are water-and-wind-sculpted patterns of colors, light and shadows. Buckskin Gulch is a spectacular slot canyon located in south-central Utah, halfway between the towns of Kanab and Page. From there you will go across the road you were driving and start hiking down to the slot canyons. The forecast could not have been worse. We carefully choose dates for this hike that carry the lowest likelihood of monsoonal storms and other seasonal precipitation. The lot was completely full. Wire Pass and Buckskin Gulch generally do not require rappelling equipment, but there may be a few pour-offs or the necessity to wade in ankle- to chest-high water and/or mud. Written by maija. We got there around 815 AM and we’re one of the first cars there that day which was perfect. There's much out on the internets about this one. it is rated moderate but of you hike just a little you will find this hike easy and spectacular .. miles of beautiful "tunnels. LATEST POSTS. June 8, 2019 Buckskin Gulch. ... Our plan for the day was to go into Buckskin Gulch, but we weren’t sure if we could get in or out with several inches of snow, so after breakfast we made a detour to a place momma has always wanted to see – Horseshoe bend. And, not to fear, ... sydney2002 wrote a review Nov 2019. If it is wet at all I wouldn’t recommend heading in. The first is weather and flooding. Arizona Strip District. 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Buckskin Gulch is ‘the most dangerous hike in the world’ due to its susceptibility to flash flooding. Trip Planning: 1: Oct 10, 2018: Buckskin Gulch conditions? ($6 per person over the age of 12 and $6 per dog) If there is any rain in the forecast, it is unsafe to enter Buckskin Gulch. tricky spot getting into the canyon where you have to climb down (or up) a boulder drop. We did it fine but some less agile people were having a difficult time. We were bummed that antelope was closed due to Covid but relieved when we found out we could still go to Buckskin. It is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest United States and may very well be the longest in the world. The 800 year old petroglyphs are really a sight to see. As it is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest United States (and possibly the longest in the world)[2] [3] [4][5][citation needed] it is major attraction for slot canyon hikers, receiving a high amount of foot traffic. My bag The first is weather and flooding. On the 3.5 back out it was really picking up and a lot of people. June 8, 2019 Dinosaur Tracks. ", This lived up the hype! Day 22: Buckskin Gulch - 23.90 Miles - From Kanab, UT To AZT8 - I didn’t sleep in and started packing at 6:45. Arizona Strip Field Office email Vermilion Cliffs National Monument email Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument email phone: 435-688-3200. The Buckskin Trailhead is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south along House Rock Valley Road. [9][10] Buckskin Gulch lies within the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area of the BLM. Buckskin Gulch is a photographer's and hiker's Mecca. Trip Planning: 1: Oct 10, 2018: Buckskin Gulch conditions? Eagle River, Alaska 43 contributions 10 helpful votes. Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access): June 26, 2019: Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry - See 254 traveler reviews, 248 candid photos, and great deals for Kanab, UT, at Tripadvisor. Roads are opening up and are being graded. June 8, 2019 Great Salt Lake. We did not have those, so we self registered at the trailhead for a day use permit and started walking up the wash. on October 29, 2019 May 30, 2018 by Haley. Highly recommend spending a few hours tooling around Buckskin Gulch at Wire Pass. It is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States and perhaps the entire world. The Wire Pass Trailhead accessed along the same road, but is about 8 miles (13 km) south of US‑89 or about 21 miles (34 km) north of House Rock. There is no significant… While starting at the Buckskin Gulch is the longest slot canyon in the world and the deepest in the US, and I suspect it also may be the most beautiful. I guess you can bypass it and go around it too. Permits can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office online. We accessed Buckskin Gulch which is apparently 45 miles along from the Wire Pass Trailhead. The lack of sunlight in the canyon can make it much colder than the surrounding exposed desert. The main reason for this is the flood danger. Yes actual dinosaur footprints, for real. You will turn off the highway on to House Rock Valley Road I’m Kanab, Utah. The US 89A turnoff for House Rock Road is at House Rock in Arizona and is about 51 miles (82 km) southeast of Kanab and about 67 miles (108 km) southwest of Page. There’s even an area with petroglyphs! There is a zero service so make sure you are prepared. An early departure, and traveling with 14 people or less, lets you maximize your time at each site and increases your chances of getting photos that are uninterrupted by crowds of other tourists. You'll wind along a sandy floor between 200-foot-tall sandstone walls sometimes so close together you can touch both sides at the same time. I don't think I'll ever get tired of hiking in Buckskin Gulch - it's an amazing place. No restrooms are available at this trailhead. Today was a truly extraordinary day. By. Buckskin Gulch is a photographer's and hiker's Mecca. I have heard that is dry with knee deep at top of buckskin after a mile or so. This was a bucket-list sort of trip for me. Sandstone carved by nature, into massive arches. It was safe and sturdy. The overnight fee is $5.00 per person per day while day use permits are $6.00 per person per day. Stunning views at every turn. Please note if there is even a chance of rain do not attempt this hike or drive down! 23 contributions 4 helpful votes. The Paria Canyon access at Lees Ferry, which can only be reached from US 89A, is about 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast along Lees Ferry Road in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This is the classic Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon thruhike. Slot canyons are particularly dangerous due to the risk of flash floods. And for sure, one of the most dangerous. February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019. On the 3.5 miles in we pretty much had the canyons to ourselves and took pictures everywhere. And, not to fear, the slot canyons are quite tall and also fairly wide. Day 22: Buckskin Gulch - 23.90 Miles - From Kanab, UT To AZT8 - I didn’t sleep in and started packing at 6:45. Another way to experience Buckskin is a one-way, multi-day backpack trip through the gulch, connecting with Paria Canyon where the two meet. Buckskin Gulch is not an especially strenuous hike, but staying safe requires attention to details that other hikes don't. Petroglyphs extraordinaire (though I don't show a lot). We stayed in Page, AZ, and it took just under an hour to get here, half of. To be safe, you'll want to carry 4-6 liters of water per person per day. My cabin was mostly warm and I packed the bulk of my food last night, but I had to finish and eat the extra—one more grapefruit. As such it is one of the premier destinations for slot canyon hikers, and receives a high amount of foot traffic. I also made a sign and filled out post cards. We went this week and the weather was in the 40’s and 50’s it was great. By. Make sure to bring water, and snacks! Maps say no camping Wire Pass trailhead but not enforced for get, Buckskin Gulch, a canyon in southern Utah and one of the main tributaries of the Paria River, which is a minor tributary of the Colorado River, is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest, This is one of the best hike we’ve ever did. In addition to the more direct routes to Buckskin Gulch, it can also be reached by way of Paria Canyon/Paria River. If you don’t know what the Wave is then Google it and view the images. I also made a sign and filled out post cards. The hike through Buckskin was surprisingly challenging. With a distance of 20 miles (32 km), hiking this canyon in one day is possible. It can also be reached via House Rock Road (as House Rock Valley Road is known in Arizona) by heading north along the road for about 26 miles (42 km). A hike carved through rock, home to one of the worlds longest slot canyons. The US‑89 turnoff for White House Trailhead Road is about 43 miles (69 km) east of Kanab and about 36 miles (58 km) northwest of Page. I believe it was about a 1.5 mile walk down to the canyons. Bring lots of water as you walk in a wash to get to the canyon and it can get hot. This was our third visit to Buckskin Gulch - Steve and I first visited in 2006 when we backpacked from Wire Pass to the White House Trailhead. So I'll make it a photo tour mostly. We carefully choose dates for this hike that carry the lowest likelihood of monsoonal storms and other seasonal precipitation. Just amazing wow. Fill out both sides. Due to the popularity of the canyon, permits typically sell out several months in advance. Restrooms and water are available at this trailhead. We hiked the Wire Pass Trailhead and that turns into Buckskin Gulch Trailhead in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, which is about 1 hour from Page, AZ There’s another trailhead before Wire Pass that is just the Buckskin Trailhead that you could stop at, park and go in from that direction. By. where there are rattlesnakes on the trail but didn’t see one. We loved the hike and recommend doing it if you’re in the area. Don’t be dumb - take plenty of water. Tried to find rattlesnakes, but alas, couldn’t even fine ONE. The rock color is so amazing unlike anything we’ve ever seen. By canyoncouplephoto September 29, 2019 September 28, 2019 Arizona, backpacking, Buckskin Gulch, canyon couple, easy slot canyons, page arizona, Slot canyon, Southern Utah, utah slot canyons Buckskin Gulch has long been one of my favorite places in the world. Now to the hike... this is a good one! 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