Red Well to Coyote Gulch

MODERATE 7 reviews

Red Well to Coyote Gulch is a 27.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from May until December.

DISTANCE
27.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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nature trips

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river

views

waterfall

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One of the many canyons in the Grand Staircase/Glen Canyon National Recreation areas. This out and back hike takes you from the plateau down into the gulch where the water level gets a little deeper as you go, never really more than knee deep outside of rainy weather. Secure a back country overnight permit from the visitor's center in Escalante. Start out at the red well trailhead located off the Hole in the Rock road. Hike down into the gulch and follow for miles passing Jacob Hamblin Arch, Indian Petroglyphs, & Natural Bridge. Plenty of Campsites along the way to choose from.

1 month ago

If your going all the way to the river, plan on 4 days. It can probably be done in 3 but we took it slow to take in the scenery. Got to the arch the first day and decided to hike back out on day two instead of continuing because we had a plane to catch.

You'll be crossing ankle deep water many times so wear appropriate foot wear.

Read several reviews warning there wasn't many places to hang hammocks so we opted for the tents. But there were plenty of available sites where you could hang.

Would definitely do this again if I lived closer.

backpacking
2 months ago

Such a fun hike! Bring water shoes. You will be crossing the river lots!

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful and fun. Very easy and hiking in and out of the water cools you off. It was nice because you could stop wherever and pitch camp for the night, wake up and continue along the trail.

7 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Awesome backpacking trip through the UT desert. So many different things to see, plants, lots of lizards and many scenic views along the way. Some of the trail is through deep sand but is worth the trip. Many water crossings along the way, eventually your feet will get wet. About 10 miles to the Jacob Hamblin Arch. Camping right across the stream from the Arch is a great campsite.