100 Hikes in Utah
by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)
© Steve Mann & Rhett Olson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Oops! NO DOGS ALLOWED!! We like to hike GSENM because, unlike the National Parks, we can take our 2 faithful canine hiking companions. Unfortunately, it wasn't until we checked in at the Escalante Visitor Center that we found out NO DOGS are allowed in Coyote Gulch, since 2005. We didn't find this information anywhere when researching the hike and wanted to post it in the review for other hikers with dogs. We ended up on another fantastic hike nearby (Escalante River Trail) and will hike Coyote Gulch in a couple of weeks with out the dogs. Can't wait!
9/25/2009 We left the dogs at home and spent 3 days exploring Coyote Gulch. The best hike we've been on! You can read our complete review on our blog: http://ourbreakaway.com/2009/09/27/20090923-coyote-gulch-trail/. Loved it!
Excellent and easy hike. The cottonwood leaves were yellow and a very pleasant and pretty canyon. Didn't get to do it all so going back this spring.
Really great hike leading through sand stone canyons surrounded with waterfalls through a small creek. Be careful what time of the year you hike though. During runoff season in May you may have to swim through the water. During the hot months you could find a shortage of water.
This place is amazing!
As you start out the hike the river bed is totally dry. As you go further, you start encountering a trickle of water, real quick sand, and finally a small stream. Eventually, the small stream turns in to some larger pools of water where you can actually go swimming and cliff diving!
We hiked 7 miles in and camped under a tall rock roof for several days. We filled up our water bottles from a naturally filtered water drip. Delicious!
Real quick sand! One day we hiked further in and actually went swimming and cliff diving.
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