Bullet Canyon to Grand Gulch

Mexican Hat, Utah

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Bullet Canyon is a popular access route into the heart of upper Grand Gulch, second only to the Kane Gulch route. This mostly trail-less route follows Bullet Canyon, a major Grand Gulch tributary, for more than 7 miles as it evolves from a broad, shallow
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)

Bullet Canyon is a popular access route into the heart of upper Grand Gulch, second
only to the Kane Gulch route. This mostly trail-less route follows Bullet Canyon, a
major Grand Gulch tributary, for more than 7 miles as it evolves from a broad, shallow

©  Ron Adkison/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mexican Hat
Distance: 14.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 10 hours
Season: Apr through mid-June; Sept
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Cedar Mesa North, Polly’s Pasture
Driving Directions: Directions to Bullet Canyon to Grand Gulch

Recent Trail Reviews

9/19/2001
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Bullet Canyon is a stunning place. Besides the incredible natural setting, the canyon also has a strong feeling of the “ancient ones.” Here you will find the Jailhouse Ruin and nearby Perfect Kiva. We also found three other ruins and some petroglyphs (look for moons) along the way. The best water in dry times is the Jailhouse Spring, which for us appeared to be a stagnant pool. Best to bring a filter rather than just iodine your water. There is a camp where Bullet meets Grand Gulch, which would be good for an out and back hike, or you can use Bullet to access a longer hike along the Grand. You will do some scrambling in the upper part of Bullet Canyon, but for the most part the route is not difficult and is easy to follow.



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