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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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Long Beautiful Hike to Slot Canyons

This is a great hike but does take a while to get to the slot canyons at around mile 3.5. Gorgeous views and the beginning canyon is very wide. Be cautious going if there has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Durango, Colorado
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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike but does take a while to get to the slot canyons at around mile 3.5. Gorgeous views and the beginning canyon is very wide. Be cautious going if there has been rain as there are several stream crossings throughout the hike and the soil has clay in it so it could be slippery. Best to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the third week of October, after some heavy rainfall in the beginning of the month, that we bumped into a waterhole quite soon after walking into the gulch. It was about 20' long and 7' wide, wall to wall with no way to go around to avoid getting wet. So my husband and I had a ten minute... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to go hiking for a day or a week. Awesome views. Some parts are difficult to navigate. Bring a backpack with supplies and plenty of water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Took an incredible tour with Yermo at Seeking Treasure Adventures. The three of us had the entire canyon to ourselves. It was breathtaking. Get there.

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Hurricane, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I live in Southern Utah, and Buckskin Gulch has been lower on my priority list. That was my mistake! I randomly drove to the trail head last week expecting to only hike a few miles. Well, my DOG (yes dogs are allowed) and I enjoyed over ten miles of this scenic slot canyon. We started at the Buckskin Trail Head... More 

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a nice slot canyon. It's nice to not have to go with a group of people or a guide. It's deep and you may have trouble getting down to the next level. Be prepared and take a rope or something.

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denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 bubbles 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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