Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region
by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)
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Like the last reviewer, I looked down into the canyon in awe from the trailhead above. The trail down is steep but footing is good and there are railings to help out. Walking along the bottom of White Canyon and through these massive bridges is something everyone who enjoys canyon hiking should behold. The ruins are the same quality as those found in Grand Gulch, but not as plentiful. The art panels were also of high quality. The author of this eTrail is very detailed and not only provides very clear directions (both driving and hiking directions), but also takes the time to write out all the things you should not miss along the way.
When we reached the trailhead after checking in at the ranger station my bottom jaw dropped in awe! Realizing that I was about to descend this trail to the canyon sooo far below was both scary and elating at the same time. The temperature was in the upper thirties but felt much warmer because it was a still day. It had snowed some the day before so there was still a 2" to 3" layer in places. It was breath taking.
We found pictographs and petroglyphs in several areas, as well as Anasazi Ruins.
In addition, when we reached Kachina
Bridge we found more pictographs. It was a great hike and we highly recommend it - we're going back!
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