Todie Canyon to Grand Gulch

Mexican Hat, Utah

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This guidebook focuses on the Glen Canyon region, an area that includes all the major canyon tributaries to the Colorado River (Lake Powell) in southern Utah and many lesser canyons. It also includes several hikes from Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. Todie Canyon, a short precipitous gorge, offers the shortest and most challenging route into upper Grand Gulch. Although most of the route is straightforward, a very steep scramble and slickrock friction descent off the rim adds excitement to the route.
Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

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Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)

This guidebook focuses on the Glen Canyon region, an area that includes all the major canyon tributaries to the Colorado River (Lake Powell) in southern Utah and many lesser canyons. It also includes several hikes from Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument.

Todie Canyon, a short precipitous gorge, offers the shortest and most challenging route into upper Grand Gulch. Although most of the route is straightforward, a very steep scramble and slickrock friction descent off the rim adds excitement to the route.

©  Ron Adkison/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mexican Hat
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Apr through mid-June; Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Cedar Mesa North USGS quad;
Driving Directions: Directions to Todie Canyon to Grand Gulch

Recent Trail Reviews

9/20/2001
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We hiked up Todie from Grand Gulch. The little seen ruins in Todie are great but nearly inaccessible. There is one high on the north wall near where the north and south Todie canyons meet. The better one is even further (from Grand Gulch) up the south canyon very high on the north wall. Even in one of the driest times of the driest years, we found water in a spring about .25 miles up Todie from Grand. BRING A FILTER - the water is real bad in dry times and treating is insufficient. A great campsite on soft sand is located very near the mouth of Todie at Grand Gulch. We were told there were bears in the area so we hung our food. Bring USGS maps as the Trails Illustrated one is better for overview only.



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