Coyote Gulch Loop

HARD 4 reviews

Coyote Gulch Loop is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kanab, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,840 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

no shade

no dogs

From the trailhead, hike miles along a sandy trail to reach the rim of the canyon. Then squeeze through Crack in the Rock and then hike to the bottom of Coyote Gulch being greeted by towering red rock cliffs found at the canyon bottom. From there you hike south to the mouth of the Escalante River, cross it and then encounter a steep climb to Stephen's Arch, the eye of Stevens Arch is 220 feet across and 160 feet tall. The views from under Stephen's is breathtaking. Once you force yourself to leave you hike back the way you came and continue up Coyote Gulch to Jacob Hamblin's Arch, climb out (rope recommended), and then head south through alternating sand and slick rock back to the trailhead.

backpacking
1 month ago

Outstanding area to hike and backpack. Stunning scenery. It has it all for the desert lovers

backpacking
2 months ago

Stunning hike, great views, offers everything could expect out of Escalante.

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016