Death Hollow

HARD 7 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
14.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2306 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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

hiking
28 days ago

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

5 months ago

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

backpacking
Friday, June 03, 2016

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://medium.com/@nickrroberts/a-guide-to-backpacking-death-hollow-in-escalante-utah-7c8b87f63a55#.s60d5g2t9

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

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.

hiking
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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!

hiking
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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?

hiking
10 months ago