Hurricane Wash to Coyote Gulch is a 26.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until November.

Length26.7 miElevation gain4104 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingHikingNature tripsRiverViewsMuddyNo shadeFeeNo dogs
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle/vessel or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. Spectacular views passing through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area along Hurricane Wash and Coyote Gulch to the Escalante River.

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Tyler Shuman
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Cassie Finkbeiner
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BackpackingGreat!

Backpacked 3 days and 2 nights and the weather and area was beautiful at this time of year. Camped close to water sources both nights and enjoyed the white noise of the waterfalls nearby. Highly recommend this hike!

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Philip Benson
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Philip Benson
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Alfredo Hernandez
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We took the wash on the hike in to coyote gulch, the sand was tough with packs on. On the hike out of hurricane wash found a better trail above the actual wash waaay easier. Make sure to bring plenty of water especially on a hot day, there are about two or three trees along the way to give some shade in the wash. I switched out my trail shoes with water shoes once I got into the gulch, but I think a good pair of water proof boots would have been better. we camped about a half mile from the Jacob Hamblin arch, we made it out passed coyote natural bridge. didn't make it all the way to the river, but I talked to a couple of guys that did and said it wasn't worth going all the way to the river. over all it's a beautiful hike but it's not easy.

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Christopher Erdos
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Christopher Erdos
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Scott Bollens
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CampingGreat!

Hamblin Arch first nite, trail above Gulch with view of Stevens Arch second night, Hamblin third night, out 4th day. Backpacked all the way, a couple of sketchy places with full pack on second day, near small waterfalls. Rock amphitheaters are amazing. If you can, recommend camp at largest amphitheater just downriver from Hamblin.

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Zachhary Tiemann
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BackpackingGreat!No shadeOff trailScramble

Excellent hike with lots of beautiful scenery. Most people only go to the Hamilton Arch and that’s where campers are most prevalent. We hiked the whole canyon to the Escalante river and camped under Stevens arch. There is no easy route to make it to the river. You either have to go through the ‘rabbit hole’, which looked to sketchy for us, but might be doable for climbers or with rope (there is none there). We were told to hike up towards crack in the rock to get to the river - that was horrible advice. It was late in the day after hiking ~13 miles (and yes most of the joke is in sand), and the advice sent us on an unnecessary 1 mile addition including hiking a sand-dune pass. After circling a butte, we found a route down a rounded rock face (~40’ of rock) in the coyote gulch that we crawled down and back up to access the river. To get there, go up the crack in the wall trail, but DO NOT go all the way to the pass. There is a trail above coyote gulch that serves as a lookout for Stevens Arch. A rock cairn marks the spot where you scramble down to the river. Other than the bad advice, this hike was amazing!! We pushed it too much the first day and our bodies were not happy for the rest of the time. We are experienced and fit backpackers, but 14 miles in sand will tear anyone down. I recommend camping south of Hamilton the first night, Escalante the second night, and a third night halfway back out the canyon.

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Seth Herrera
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margy vandyke
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margy vandyke
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Bill Mollberg
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BackpackingFloodedMuddy

Spent 2 nights 3 days backpacking this area. There was a good camp spot at approx 4.1 miles under cottonwoods from the TH. This was the first spot that had shade and was approximately 1/2 to Jacob Hamlin Arch. Lots of sand on trail making it slow going and it was getting hot. As such, start early as there is no shade the first 4 miles. The lower 3.8 miles to the arch has trees and running water, so was not so hot. We encountered some poison Ivy near the arch and two snakes on the trail (baby rattlesnake and a bull snake). -Remember your WAG bags. You can buy them at the visitor center in Escalante -It takes approximately 1.5 hours on the Hole in the Rock Rd to reach TH. Long bumpy ride. -We only encountered 4-5 people in the gulch in mid Sept. -we encountered two snakes on the trail. -Temperature was in the mid 80s during the day.

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Ashley Maey
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BackpackingNo shadeScramble

1. It took us over 1.5 hrs to get to the trailhead. He had a 4W drive vehicle, but drove slow since it was a very rough road. There were quite a few car parts in the road that must have “shaken” off! 2. Started the hike around 9am for a backpacking trip, everyone drank a bottle of water right before we left. We are a family of five: 3, 8, 11 yo. 3. The older two kids carried their own packs. We all had our own Nalgene bottles that were full. We read that at mile 5 there is water...however that water was very..questionable (even to filter). So bring ALOT of water, more than you think you will need. We almost ran out. The hike to the arch was HOT and not very scenic, there were some parts that were neat.. 4. We set up camp at the arch. The kids had fun catching frogs/lizards, and playing in the water. Around the arch towards the water tank route- is a natural spring. We filled up with water there several of times. 5. We wanted to try leaving a different route so we climbed up the rock towards the water tank. This was around 12. The WORST TIME. This was very difficult for us since we had backpacks. My son 11yo climbed it fairly easily, my 8 yo panicked a little, and my 3yo did fine with someone helping him from below & above. There was NO rope. If there is a rope, the ranger said where it is looped is not very safe...as in, if you fell..it would probably pull right out of the rock. They will take any rope left up there, for this reason. 6. The hike back to the water tank. Considering it took us 4trips up and down the rock, to help the kids, carry up bags, etc. We were down 2 large bottles of water. Another man was heading down to get more water, for the same reason & get ended up filling our water bottles too. The hike after that was brutal. Heavy packs, low on water, not knowing what to expect messed with our heads. We are SO grateful for every person who helped us get to the water tank trailhead. We became quickly dehydrated, physically drained, and no where to “cool off”. We are experienced hikers, and have never run into a scenario like we did. It was our first “full” family backpacking trip. So there was different dynamics. Things we didn’t realize: - The lagoon, the walk up has poison oak, and the water has leeches. - Timing really is EVERYTHING - LOAD up on more water than you think you’d need. - We only seen about 8 different groups of people. - How bad the road really is... -You’ll get a citation for NOT having WAG bags. Don’t count on finding any in Escalante in the evening.

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Emilee Melton
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Backpacking

This trail is amazing! Made it a two night trip and only saw a few other people leaving when I was coming in. Was hot but lots of water to walk through and shade to rest. First day I hiked in about a mile before the Escalante river. The following morning I hiked up to the crack in the wall which is a couple miles uphill in sand. Was a real leg burner but worth it. To the left of the crack there is another trail that snakes down which I took and came to a cliff that overlooks the river and Steven’s arch. I hiked back out to about a mile past the natural bridge and found a campsite up in a wall of the canyon that overlooked the gulch and had a breathtaking view of the stars. This trip is an absolute must do! I went Tuesday through Thursday so that might be why I had the gulch mainly to myself. Bring water shoes as I walked through the water at least 50% of the time.

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Olivia Woods
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BackpackingMuddyNo shadeWashed out

We decided to do an overnight backpacking trip, and while we did make it 27 miles round trip, it was dark towards the end of the night and hard to see the trail, so we didn’t make it to the Escalante River. With that being said, this review accounts for the rest of the trip. Absolutely beautiful arches and scenery! My hiking boots saved me in the areas where water was. DRINK LOTS OF WATER! We stupidly or ambitiously (depending on what you think) decided to backpack out at 8 am which put us in the heat of the desert in the middle of the day without any shade for 3ish miles. Nonetheless, a wonderful backpacking trip.

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Shiv Maheshwaram
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HikingGreat!No shadeWashed out

As we didn't get the AWD vehicle we have no option other than parking vehicle at the hurricane wash and took a vehicle service which dropped off near to crack in the wall. As we parked our vehicle at hurricane wash we need to hike the extra 7 miles from Jacob's Arch to the hurricane wash. which was toughest if you are hiking in summer. You won't find springs last 5 miles need to carry enough water to hike more than 5 miles in the heavy sand. You don't even find some shadows places to take rest. so make sure to hike in the early mornings or evenings.

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Louie Cruz
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Hurricane wash is about 6-7 miles to Jacob’s Arch which is the midway point to the escalante river. Its not a hard hike just be prepared to walk in sand most of the way. The sand will get kicked into one shoe from the other while walking. You will most likely see a ton of frogs and lizzards along the way if you go in june or july. June and July are HOT months so take plenty of water and filters. If you hike in those months i would recommend start your hike either early or later on the evening like 7pm. If you start later you’ll end up hiking in the dark so get your headlamps. All in all its worth the time and energy.

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Jon Bormann
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Amazing views of arches and hollowed out sandstone cliffs - well worth the effort! Bring two pairs of shoes. Hiking boots work best for the slog through Hurricane Wash - lots of fine sand that will work its way into sneakers. (Be careful - we ran into one rattlesnake in an area overgrown with plants about 1/2 mile up from Coyote Gulch.) Once you hit Coyote Gulch, switch to water sandals and hike the small stream. Search out the Black Lagoon about a mile below Jacob Hamlin Arch - great place for a swim!

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