", This lived up the hype! Bring lots of water as you walk in a wash to get to the canyon and it can get hot. In fact they are the same trail for the first mile. Day 22: Buckskin Gulch - 23.90 Miles - From Kanab, UT To AZT8 - I didn’t sleep in and started packing at 6:45. Every corner you turn is changing continuously; the cliffs are water-and-wind-sculpted patterns of colors, light and shadows. LATEST POSTS. tricky spot getting into the canyon where you have to climb down (or up) a boulder drop. Colorado River District Kingman Field Office email phone: 928-718-3700. Written by maija. About halfway through the canyon, the steep and obscure Middle Route is the only access in addition to the official trailheads. You will fill out the slip and put the receipt on your dash. The first is weather and flooding. Buckskin Gulch is less well-known than the adjacent, world-famous, Coyote Gulch (AKA, The Wave), but is still a life-list destination hike. 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. Make sure to bring cash as it’s cash only $6.00 a person for permit. Tried to find rattlesnakes, but alas, couldn’t even fine ONE. This is the classic Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon thruhike. February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019. Small areas of quicksand can also be found along the route. 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. Another way to experience Buckskin is a one-way, multi-day backpack trip through the gulch, connecting with Paria Canyon where the two meet. After we left the Grand Canyon we drove to Page, AZ to spend the night. June 8, 2019 Buckskin Gulch. Permits can be obtained from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office online. Updated on August 6, 2019. By. 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If there is any rain in the forecast, it is unsafe to enter Buckskin Gulch. We went this week and the weather was in the 40’s and 50’s it was great. By. The 800 year old petroglyphs are really a sight to see. Restrooms are available at this trailhead. [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. 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. Insert the correct fees. Please note if there is even a chance of rain do not attempt this hike or drive down! The Buckskin Trailhead is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south along House Rock Valley Road. You pay at a self pay fee station at the trailhead & leave the tag on your dash. 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. Sandstone carved by nature, into massive arches. it is rated moderate but of you hike just a little you will find this hike easy and spectacular .. miles of beautiful "tunnels. So I'll make it a photo tour mostly. 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. Cool pics, beautiful sandstone, petroglyphs just past the giant “amphitheater”, and LOTS of photo ops. I was expecting the narrows of Wire Pass to start immediately so it was a little confusing at first, but the wash actually stays wide for a mile or so before the narrows begin. Make sure to bring water, and snacks! We stayed in Page, AZ, and it took just under an hour to get here, half of. 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