Escalante River and Fifty Mile Creek

MODERATE 1 reviews

Escalante River and Fifty Mile Creek is a 13.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kanab, Utah that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking.

13.4 miles 1482 feet Out & Back

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This hike is above the cliffs of Fifty Mile Creek, Willow Gulch and Lake Powell. This goes to an overlook for some incredible photography opportunities. The hike itself is difficult and somewhat scenic as you zig-zag through the sandstone hills (looked like petrified dunes). Backpacking at it's best. There was water available in various depressions in the sandstone throughout the hike so a filter will come in handy.

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11 months ago

My track was above the canyons of Fifty Mile Creek and Willow Gulch. Not in the actual canyon. Based on zero footprints and documentation on the internet there will be a lot of peace and solitude on this trek. The rivers below are probably not accessible but I didn't search for a way. The track I took and recorded goes to a Lake Powell / Escalante River overlook for some incredible photography opportunities. I have rated this 5 because of the payoff at the destination. The hike itself is difficult and somewhat scenic as you zig-zag through the sandstone hills (looked like petrified dunes to me). Backpacking at it's best. The very end of the trail is where I camped. There was water available in various depressions in the sandstone throughout the hike so a filter will come in handy. Not sure at what times of year they contain water though. Enjoy.