Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region
by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)
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We did this hike as a 7-day one-way trip from Big Notch to the Colorado River (40 miles). Because we did this hike in June there was a possibility of water sources drying up. We packed 2.5 gal of H2O in vain. May is probably the better month for a long trek down Dark Canyon. However, this short segment has lots of water even in June. There is an incredible spring just below the Scorup Cabin where the view is stunning. The cabin is actually quite a nice place to rest. Explore around and find other structures. This eTrail by Ron Adkison has detailed driving directions and clear route descriptions. Like all his other eTrails from this book, it will guide you safely down and provide key information. Keep in mind that Big Notch is at 8300 feet and the setting is quite different than what you’d expect for the Utah canyon country. There are tall pines and even aspen up here - much different than the lower canyon yet just as scenic. There are ruins in the area, but with our heavy packs we could not explore around. Bring deet in summer. Have fun.
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