Hurricane Wash and Coyote Gulch

2 reviews #3 hike out of 164 in
7.3 mi
Distance
3 hrs 58 min
Time
terrain
500 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate one way trail in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

There are many variations of this trail out there, and it is hard to find correct information. You can approach it from a few different entrances. This review will focus on entering via Hurricane Wash. The first 3 miles are spent on Hurricane Wash in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. At mile 3, you cross into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. You meander through some canyons with springs. Shortly after, you will reach a gate stating that you are entering Coyote Gulch, and dogs are not allowed past the gate.

Once you enter into Coyote Gulch you will perpetually be in awe of your surroundings. You will see many geological wonders, and will have ample water to filter for drinking and cooking. If backpacking the entirety of the trail 3 days / 2 nights minimum is recommended to do the out and back.

You will cross the river countless times, so bring a change of socks, or wear water shoes pending on the season.

Getting Started

There is a large parking lot across the street from the trailhead with a well structure. From the parking lot, cross Hole in the Rock Road, and walk over to the kiosk to fill out a self-issued permit (COVID-era...you usually need to go to the field office). The permit is free.

Taking Children

The hike is difficult because of how long it is, and having to walk in sand and ford the river countless times. Aside from those factors, it is a fairly easy, flat trail.


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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Nice backpacking route. 10/10
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    11 months, 3 weeks ago
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