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Death Hollow is a 14 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 14.0 mi Elevation gain 2,312 ft Route type Out & Back

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trail as shown is just the first leg of what's generally done as a one or two overnight with car shuttle, starting by parking near the Boulder Airstrip, hiking cross country to Death Hollow, then hiking down to the Escalante River, back to UT12, and shuttling back to the trailhead trailhead can be somewhat difficult to find - go to 37°53'23.14"N 111°27'33.20"W near Boulder, off UT12 on the way to Hell's Backbone, turn onto the suspicious looking dirt road, pass the wrecked plane used as a marker http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7139466 and cross the airstrip (watch for incoming planes, almost non-existent) at 37°53'5.64"N 111°27'48.44"W, then continue to trailhead at 37°53'3.16"N 111°27'52.14"W this trail is not for the faint of heart, and is widely known for poison ivy

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Rick Cosmas
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Hiking

As the description suggests, did this one way as the opening section of the Boulder Mail Trail - an exhilarating day and a half five star trek for sure. The four star rating is a hat tip to loop and ptp’s as being one better. The trailhead is easy to find with Google maps Boulder Mail Trail Trailhead

Breck Tuttle
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Backpacking

Yes the Death Hollow reputation for poison ivy is alive and well. Miles of poison ivy sometimes five feet tall that can't be avoided. To get through long pants, long sleeve shirts and gloves are a must. One of out party also wore a bandana to cover their face. I wide brim hat also helps the taller poison ivy from touching the face. Wading through the water helped keep cool. The canyon is beautiful and well worth the effort to get through the poison ivy.

Ben Tolomeo
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Hiking

Started at the TH just East of Escalante (by the cemetery). About a 9 mile hike (3 hours) to Death Hollow through the Escalante River Canyon. Only clean water to filter from was available once you get to Death Hollow. The Escalante River is very silty and exposed to local cattle use. No poison ivy or annoying insects encountered in late March.

Larissa De Sá
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Running

It was a challenge for me. I went backpacking for a weekend and it was hard but worth it. I was amazed with the many different views. The weather changed from sun to cloudy, rain, and sunny again. At night the sky was covered with stars. Take a lot of water or a water filter.

Zach Alan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Dec 22 2017
Hiking

trail as shown is just the first leg of what's generally done as a one or two overnight with car shuttle, starting by parking near the Boulder Airstrip, hiking cross country to Death Hollow, then hiking down to the Escalante River, back to UT12, and shuttling back to the trailhead trailhead can be somewhat difficult to find - go to 37°53'23.14"N 111°27'33.20"W near Boulder, off UT12 on the way to Hell's Backbone, turn onto the suspicious looking dirt road, pass the wrecked plane used as a marker http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7139466 and cross the airstrip (watch for incoming planes, almost non-existent) at 37°53'5.64"N 111°27'48.44"W, then continue to trailhead at 37°53'3.16"N 111°27'52.14"W this trail is not for the faint of heart, and is widely known for poison ivy

Tatiana C
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I could not find it!!! Can the developers of this app please add exact location description of each trailhead. I made a turn from scenic 12 bypass into road 154 but could not find the trail. Sorry if my rating messes up an otherwise amazing hiking trail:( I was here on July 30th, 2017. Maybe some reviewers can help with exact location where the trail starts

Nick Roberts
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Backpacking

A truly rewarding trek. Totally gorgeous and closer to Salt Lake City than many other Escalante trails. Please check out the article I wrote (linked below) with tips and takeaways from our own journey to Death Hollow. The directions on this AllTrails "Directions" link to Google Maps are just plain incorrect--they lead you to the Burr Trail when really you want the Boulder Mail Trail. Additionally, the description of this trail as "easy" is VERY far from the truth. This hike is demanding for even experienced hikers. https://nickrroberts.com/personal_posts/death_hollow.html

Your Hike Guide
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Hiking

This is one of my all-time favorite hikes! We always use the sneaker route to drop into Death Hollow. Great hike. It's like Coyote Gulch but without all the people. Just be attentive to the poison ivy. It is everywhere down there.

Elliott Ferris
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Hiking

Unbelievable hike. We started and boulder airport and ended where the Escalante meets highway 12 spending two nights on the trail. It was slow going for us in death hollow itself. It was fun to do it while the water was relatively high. Watch out of poison ivy!

Steve Cannon
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Hiking

I think this is my all-time favorite hike! Boulder airport to Highway 12 bridge. One of the most spectacular and fun back-country swimming holes inside Death Hollow. The variety is amazing - amazing view down into Death Hollow from Mail Trail, beautiful and clear stream running through a deep gorge, exciting pools to cross, indian pictographs and ruins on cliff walls, and arches and amazing rock formations. A lush stream and canyon in the desert and next to Boulder Mountain - what more could you ask for?

david arndt
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Catherine Gregory
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Catherine Gregory
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Catherine Gregory
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Charles K.
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Tyler Allen
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Andre X S.
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Seth Blaustein
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Jesse Knight
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Patricia Smith
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Jim Roberts
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