Silver Falls Road

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

Elevation Gain335ft
Trailhead Elevation5,718ft
Elevation Min/Max5438/5718ft
Elevation Start/End5718/5718ft

Silver Falls Road

Silver Falls Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and North Escalante Canyons/The Gulch Instant Study Area. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 5,718 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 335 feet. This trail connects with the following: Moody Creek Road.

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Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region (Falcon Guides)
Ron Adkison
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"Silver Falls Creek, a deep and narrow tributary of the Escalante River that carves through the Circle Cliffs, was part of Halls Crossing Road (as was Harris Wash to the west), and even today, a hike down its gorge is not easy. Not only is the hike down Silver Falls Creek an excellent scenic 3-day trip, it also offers insights into the struggles of Utah pioneers as they traversed one of the most difficult wagon roads in the West. Historical inscriptions in the canyon walls date from the 1880s to the uranium boom of the 1950s, with the George Brigham Hobbs inscription of 1883 being the highlight."

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A quintasential desert hike. This trail follows a (mostly) dried up creek bed that connects with the Escalante River and Harris Wash. You hike between beautiful red sandstone cliff walls that go up several hundred feet (not a slot canyon hike, however).

There are quite a few rocky areas that can be tricky to hike over, especially with an overnight backpack. Don't expect to find much water (that you'd want to drink) along the trail. We rationed our water to last until we reached the Escalante River. Also, there is no trailhead. Once you reach the corral, park and start hiking. My GPS said it was 9.25 miles from the "trailhead" to the Escalante River.

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