Hike: Southern Utah

Hiking in the Red Rock Canyons of the Colorado Plateau

Hike: Southern Utah2023-05-10T14:03:42-07:00

The Colorado Plateau is an area of red rock canyons whose unique beauty is unsurpassed. We have taken seventeen multiple-day backpacking trips and one kayak/raft trip in southern Utah and have barely begun to explore the region. The geology and scenery is unmatched anywhere in the world and, if you have not been there yet, you should seriously think about visiting. The image below maps our various trips; portions of some routes we have done more than once.

Across Utah

Hike, Utah|

What: an on and off trail hike across southern Utah.
Where: from Gateway, Colorado to Highway 56 on the Utah/Nevada border.
When: Apr 18 – May 22, 2017 (35 days).
Distance: about 630 miles

Some Escalante Side Canyons

Hike, Utah|

What: Off-trail hiking in the side canyons of the Escalante River.
Where: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument between Harris Wash and Highway 12.
When: Sep 19-24, 2020 (6 days).
Distance: about 83 miles.

Southern Waterpocket Fold

Hike, Utah|

What: Off-trail loop hike in southern Utah.
Where: Waterpocket Fold and Pollywog Bench, Glen Canyon N.R.A.
When: April 21 to April 29, 2023 (8 walking days).
Distance: about 82 miles.

Waterpocket Fold

Hike, Top10, Utah|

What: off-trail backpacking in the Waterpocket Fold area.
Where: Capitol Reef N.P. and Glen Canyon N.R.A. in southern Utah.
When: Apr 13-20, 2019 (8 days).
Distance: about 95 miles.
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