Kane Gulch Trail

Grand Gulch ISA Complex, Utah

Elevation Gain1,907ft
Trailhead Elevation6,382ft
Elevation Min/Max5768/6382ft
Elevation Start/End6382/6382ft

Kane Gulch Trail

Kane Gulch Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Grand Gulch ISA Complex. It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 6,382 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,907 feet. The Todie Canyon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The Arch attraction can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Grand Gulch Trail (end).

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Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region (Falcon Guides)
Ron Adkison
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"Beyond the confines of Utah’s national parks are hundreds of outstanding canyons that rival those within the parks in their drama and beauty. And among these many canyons, Grand Gulch is one of the finest. Grand Gulch is not only one of the most beautiful canyons in the Glen Canyon region, with its well-developed riparian oases and sculpted sandstone walls; it also has one of the greatest concentrations of archaeological resources in a single canyon on the Colorado Plateau."

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The trail down Kane Gulch starts with a trek across the mesa before dropping into the gulch and descending several pouroffs. There are a couple tight spots before you get deep into lower Kane Gulch. We did not see any ruins before Junction Ruin, which is located where Kane opens into Grand Gulch. You should venture on down Grand Gulch for a longer day-hike or for an overnight trip if possible. There is a camp at the junction and in normal times Junction Spring provides water, but it was dry while we were there. Be sure to bring a filter for water in the dry season.

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Grand Gulch ISA Complex
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