Bullet Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Grand Gulch ISA Complex. It is 6.9 miles long and begins at 6,407 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,377 feet. The Bullet Canyon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
Bullet Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This ambitious trip surveys the central portion of Grand Gulch, perhaps the most difficult part of the gulch to traverse. It is an arduous journey: The trail is often vague and overgrown, and much of the way follows the floor of the wash.
The 3.9 miles between Bullet and Step Canyons is a difficult segment, involving nearly continuous bushwhacking through a riparian jungle of willow and tamarisk. Water sources are widely separated, and there are long stretches in the gulch that offer no campsites."
--Ron Adkison, Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region (Falcon Guides).
"Bullet Canyon is a popular access route into the heart of upper Grand Gulch, second only to the Kane Gulch route. This mostly trailless route follows Bullet Canyon, a major Grand Gulch tributary, for more than 7 miles as it evolves from a broad, shallow draw into a spectacular canyon, 500 to 600 feet deep.
In the canyon’s lower reaches are several well-preserved Anasazi ruins, a large pictograph panel, a reliable spring, and many excellent campsites. Although the canyon is most frequently used as an exit route from Grand Gulch by hikers beginning at Kane Gulch Ranger Station, this trip also affords access to the middle reaches of the gulch and is suitable as a rewarding all-day hike."
"Bullet Canyon is an ominous name for a stunning canyon that holds ancient treasures in the form of ruins left behind more than 800 years ago. Not only are the intriguing ruins a draw, the canyon itself is a remarkable example of southern Utah landscape and a step into geologic as well as human history."
--Julie K. Trevelyan , 100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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