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Buckskin Gulch

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Address: Kanab, UT
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Gorgeous canyon whose stone walls shimmer with hundreds of different shades...

Gorgeous canyon whose stone walls shimmer with hundreds of different shades of pink and red: a truly aesthetic experience.

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Most beautiful hike - escape from heat - tranquil - zen like feeling

It is very easy to find and to hike. It is surprising there are only a few people there every day (which is great though). There are hordes of people doing the equally beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
FrankTibackx
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Costa Mesa, CA
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denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted to try a slot canyon but begrudged the tour lines and fees to see the well known ones. We choose to get to Buckskin instead. As others have said, take Hwy 89 to mile marker 21, look carefully and you'll find a dirt road going south. This is a very rough BLM road, with rocks, washboard, etc. and... More 

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Reutlingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked there on a hot summer day. The 3,5mi to get to the beginning of the gulch is a boring sandy riverbed hike. There is no shade and it takes you about 2h. When you arrive at the beginning of the gulch it's nice but I expected better after those reviews. Don't do it in the summertime, it might... More 

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Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing, you walk inside a narrow canyon and is really nice! Very cool. And the trail is not long, anyone can do it.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It is very easy to find and to hike. It is surprising there are only a few people there every day (which is great though). There are hordes of people doing the equally beautiful guided Antelope canyon visit. But doing a self hike to Buckskin Gulch is much more rewarding. Very beautiful and very long slot canyon. Even a short... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I had been looking forward to hiking Buckskin Gulch for almost 2 decades. It took that long because I live over 1200 miles away and until recently was chained to a job. The long wait was worth it. It was a true wilderness experience and a real adventure. I was a bit worried that we might become claustrophobic, especially in... More 

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Hike down Wire Pass into Buckskin Gulch and continue down it. It's narrow and exciting, with a couple of steep steps, but not difficult or dangerous.

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Okoboji, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

After hiking to Wire Pass and negotiating the slot canyon, we came to the confluence of Wire pass and Buckskin Gulch and headed to the right, down Buckskin Gulch. It had rained in the area several days previously and there were some wet areas and puddles to wade through but we made it at least a mile before turning around... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Need a permit for overnight, but permits at the trailhead for day hikes. Spectacular slot canyon. Easy hiking for the most part - avoid in heavy rain due to flash floods.

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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Long hike, but worth it! Beautiful natural erosion. Amazing colors and features. The rode out requires good vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I've been climbing, canyoneering, skiing, and guiding mountain expeditions for over 30 years. This is by far the most interesting hike I have ever done. With 2 cars - the shuttle to go Wire pass -> Paria river upstream to White House parking lot is a 21 mile journey you will want to do again. Bring neoprene booties and chaos... More 

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