Red Well to Coyote Gulch

MODERATE 4 reviews

Red Well to Coyote Gulch is a 27.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

27.8 miles 5393 feet Out & Back




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One of the many canyons in the Grand Staircase/Glen Canyon National Recreation areas. This out and back hike takes you from the plateau down into the gulch where the water level gets a little deeper as you go, never really more than knee deep outside of rainy weather. Secure a back country overnight permit from the visitor's center in Escalante. Start out at the red well trailhead located off the Hole in the Rock road. Hike down into the gulch and follow for miles passing Jacob Hamblin Arch, Indian Petroglyphs, & Natural Bridge. Plenty of Campsites along the way to choose from.

22 days ago

Beautiful and fun. Very easy and hiking in and out of the water cools you off. It was nice because you could stop wherever and pitch camp for the night, wake up and continue along the trail.

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1 year ago

Awesome backpacking trip through the UT desert. So many different things to see, plants, lots of lizards and many scenic views along the way. Some of the trail is through deep sand but is worth the trip. Many water crossings along the way, eventually your feet will get wet. About 10 miles to the Jacob Hamblin Arch. Camping right across the stream from the Arch is a great campsite.