Pine Creek Box

Escalante, Utah 84726

Pine Creek Box

Pine Creek Box Professional Guide

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"The Pine Creek Box is a gorgeous hike in the Box–Death Hollow Wilderness Area that drops you from the forested slopes of Boulder Mountain down into slickrock canyons near the town of Escalante."

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Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails (Rincon Publishing)
David Day
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"This hike is a very pleasant walk down an unusually scenic canyon of Pine Creek known as the Box. Conservationists fought hard to have this area included in the Utah Wilderness Act of 1984, but there was strong opposition from local ranchers who use the area for summer grazing. The Box was ultimately included as part of the 25,750-acre Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area, but only after the exclusion of a long, narrow plateau that separates the Box and Death Hollow. Now the map of Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area looks like a mitten, with Pine Creek running down the thumb. Cattle fences have been built to keep cows out of the Box, but the numerous cow pies in the canyon suggest that the effort hasn’t been completely successful."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,340 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6-7 hours
Box–Death Hollow Wilderness, Escalante Ranger District, Dixie National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Posey Lake, Wide Hollow Reservoir
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