The Pine Creek Box Trail

Escalante, Utah 84726

The Pine Creek Box Trail

The Pine Creek Box Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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

Escalante
Nearby City
8.8
Distance
1,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
5 hours
Duration
Late spring, summer, and fall
Season
7,740 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,740 feet
Top Elevation
Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area, Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
Local Contacts
Posy Lake (USGS), Wide Hollow Reservoir (USGS)
Local Maps

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Jul 2018