Coyote Gulch

Escalante, Utah 84726

Coyote Gulch

Coyote Gulch Professional Review and Guide

"Coyote Gulch is one of the quintessential and most popular hikes in the Escalante area. Those who enjoy only the most untouched wilderness will likely resent the evidence of past grazing in Coyote Gulch, but for most the beauty of the high canyon walls, the perennial stream, and the two arches and a natural bridge will make this hike a favorite."

Coyote Gulch Reviews

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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: 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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Trail Information

Nearby City
560 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 4 days
March to June, September to October
National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Big Hollow Wash, King Mesa, Stevens Canyon South; Trails Illustrated Canyons of the Escalante
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018