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Kane Gulch Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Kane Gulch Trail is a 16.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bluff, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 16.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,817 feet Route Type: Out & Back




nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

Great day hike to the confluence of Grand Gulch and back up. Leave from the BLM Ranger Station on Hwy 261. Water may not be available at the ranger station, and you'll need it.

4 months ago

My family and I hiked as far as the ruins at the confluence of Kane Gulch and Grand Gulch in April 2019. Round trip was 9.8 miles. The first mile of the trail had not been fully restored after the spring runoff so a few easy detours were required. After the first mile, just follow the rock cairns to stay on the trail. Note that at this time of the year, Kane Creek was flowing with a decent amount of water. The trail crosses the creek numerous times so it’s pretty likely you’ll end up with wet shoes if the creek is flowing (the rangers warned us of this possibility). Hiking sandals would have been ideal. After descending into the gulch, this is a beautiful hike. The rock formations on either side of the gulch become more and more dramatic the further you go. At the Grand Gulch confluence, the ruins are easy to spot and are really interesting to explore. Definitely worth the trip down the gulch - we’d absolutely do it again!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hiked mid December. No rain, temps from the mid 20s to low 50s and dry. Frozen streams easily crossed. Due to shorter daylight hours, impending snow storm and time exploring exquisite Junctions Ruins, we hiked only as far as the junction. Beautiful canyon. We’ll return to hike and explore further.

Friday, March 31, 2017

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