Grand Gulch, Utah - Backpacking
Backpacking Grand Gulch via Bullet Canyon is a one-of-a-kind backcountry experience featuring red rock canyons, ancient Puebloan ruins, silence and solitude, and unfathomably starry skies.
Frankly, it's very hard to give a distance figure here. You can hike far farther or much less in these canyons. It's entirely up to you and the water supply.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The primary reason for 4-stars is that finding water can be tricky and critical. There are occasionally some challenging bits of hiking, primarily descending or traversing areas where a hard fall could occur or, at times, route finding.
Time To Complete
The six day number accounts for slow hiking, lots of side trips, day hiking from base camps, and so on.
Spring and Fall
Early spring (April, especially) can be good because water should be easier to find. Fall (October into early November) can be good also. Summer is scorching hot. Winter can be snowy and slick, but it can bring with it its own sense of adventurous fun.
Taking a dog to Grand Gulch isn't the best idea, as there's little water, hot weather, lots of prickly things, slick rocks, and snakes.
A permit with a low fee is required. Kane Gulch Ranger Station handles permits most all of the time. Try (435)587-1500 to contact this station.
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling