Harris Wash

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Distance3.0mi
Elevation Gain228ft
Trailhead Elevation5,150ft
Top5,248ft
Elevation Min/Max5150/5248ft
Elevation Start/End5150/5150ft

Harris Wash

Harris Wash is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and North Escalante Canyons/The Gulch Instant Study Area. It is three miles long and begins at 5,150 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 228 feet. This trail connects with the following: Trail to Big Horn Canyon.

Harris Wash Professional Review and Guide

"Harris Wash is a tributary of the Escalante River and offers an interesting birding experience in a remote, cottonwood-lined sandstone canyon. Birding can be good even in the parking area, which sits on the edge of the wash in a thicket of tamarisk, Russian olive, and cottonwoods, but the warblers and towhees that frequent this area mostly remain well hidden in the brush.

Specialty birds: Gray and Willow Flycatchers; Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees. Other key birds: Common Nighthawk; Common Poorwill; Blackchinned Hummingbird; Hairy Woodpecker; Ash-throated Flycatcher; Plumbeous Vireo; Common Raven; Violet-green Swallow; Rock, Canyon, and Bewick’s Wrens; Cedar Waxwing; Orange-crowned, Virginia’s, and Yellow Warblers; Yellow-breasted Chat; Black-headed Grosbeak; Bullock’s Oriole; Lesser Goldfinch. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information."

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Trail Information

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Nearby City
North Escalante Canyons/The Gulch Instant Study Area
Parks
BLM, Escalante Field Office
Local Contacts
DeLorme Utah Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

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Aug 2018