Bull Valley Gorge Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cannondale, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

0.8 miles
36 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips





no dogs

Thursday, November 30, 2017

this is NOT for the uninitiated, and it is NOT advisable to go alone - generally, groups enter Bull Valley along the trail shown, go down the canyon a ways, then return the way they came - it's a VERY muddy slot canyon that takes a while to dry out in spring, and then there are a lot of flies. DO NOT downclimb anything you cannot get back up (there's a steep dropoff into mud which requires ropes or assistance to get back up, and there may or may not be a rope there), and if you go alone you could easily get stuck down there. plan to get very dirty, tell someone where you are going, and always ask re conditions at the Visitor Center in Cannonville first

Sunday, September 03, 2017

This is remote, but definitely worth the drive. You walk along the gorge until it is shallow enough to drop in, then back to the road in the canyon, then retrace your way back so total distance is closer to 2.5 miles. It is flat, but rated difficult I guess because there area couple of ledges to climb up. There are ropes in place to help you climb up the 10 foot ledge. This is a beautiful canyon that you will likely be all alone, so bring company. There was no water present on 9/4.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Amazing gorge.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I recommend to all that hike this trail - turn around after the narrows & go back the way you came. This is not an easy to find loop. We got lost & spent the night in the gorge. We hiked sun up to sun down 2 days in a row & got very lucky on day 2. We came out at Willis Creek at 9pm & walked another hour & a half to our vehicle. There was a Deputy at my Jeep. He told us about 4 to six people get lost every month & they usually airlift them out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I'm fairly new to hiking slots but after completing a few in now in Southern Utah I have to say that this is my favorite so far. From the parking area hike on the right side of the canyon (sign in to the log book) for about 1 mile until the floor of the slots rise and you can easily climb or step down into the slot. Then start hiking back up toward the bridge. Going into the canyon too soon means you'll miss a good section of the slots.

There were very few obstacles during our hike (April 2015) and the few boulders blocking the passages were easily overcome. No ropes needed but the canyon is constantly changing so be prepared. We hiked about 2 miles through the canon before it started to snow on us so we turned around and retraced our steps...which were just as spectacular a second time.

Highly recommend this slot!

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