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Fortymile Gulch and Willow Gulch Alternate Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews

Fortymile Gulch and Willow Gulch Alternate Loop is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

Distance: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,778 feet Route Type: Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wildlife

off trail

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Incredible. My wife and I had an amazing adventure. Doing the full loop from sooner rocks parking lot to 40 mile to willow back to sooner is actually more like 15 miles. When heading on the trail head take the sooner wash trail on the east side of hole-in-the-rock, follow the gulch until you come to a slot with about a 15 foot drop in. Take the right hand side, this party is a little sketchy and definitely takes a little grit, but essentially hike along the rim until you can find a spot to slide in, we did this with two Pomeranians, and we each had 35-40 lb packs on, it was nerve wracking. After that it’s pretty straightforward, see the ruins and plan on getting wet, like chest deep and I’m 6’3”. After the ruins there is NO camp spots until after the confluence into willow creek. Most of the hike is in a sheer slot canyon with absolutely no potential to bail out if a flash flood occurs so check the weather before you go! I would do this again, beats the narrows in Zion.

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