As the worlds longest slot canyon, Buckskin Gulch dissects the Paria Plateau for 10 miles before meeting the Paria river. Thousands of years of flash flooding have produced a labyrinth of fluted stone carvings that draw you ever further into its depths. Each corner conceals a new surprise, and before you know it miles have passed and the return hike awaits.
This is a completely non technical canyon that requires simple hiking though compacted sand and boulders. We enter the canyon through Wire pass, a narrow side canyon that is fascinating in its own right. At the confluence of the Buckskin we travel down canyon as far as you wish to go and then stop for a wonderful gourmet lunch before returning. The hike back out seems like a completely different canyon as the light has changed and reveals new scenes and secrets.
Best program For:
-Experiencing a desert slot canyon with no technical obstacles.
-Seeing as much slot canyon as you are willing to hike
Time Required: 12 to 14 hours
Prerequisites: Hiking Experience
Complimentary digital photos
Fitness Level: 2
Active paced program with mild elevation gains for guests with greater endurance.
Strength: ability to climb a 12 foot ladder leaning against a house
Aerobic: ability to walk up 5 flights of stairs, without stopping
Balance: ability to stand on one foot for 10 seconds with eyes closed
Season: All Year
Group size: 1-5 max
Terrain: sand, rocky canyon bottom, possible pools of water
Drive time 2.5 hours each way
Distance: up to 13 miles
Technical difficulty: low
Complimentary digital photos included
What to Bring:
-2 liters of water
-Day pack or hydration pack
-Hat, suncscreen, and sunglasses
-Season appropriate clothing
-Appropriate footwear (see footwear page)
3-5 people: $229 per person
2 people: $289 per person
1 person: $499
Plus 6.35% Utah sales tax
3% discount for personal check
5% discount for cash
Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted
– Unfortunately we can no longer accept American Express
100% of your deposit is refundable if we receive a cancellation notice (by email only) 31 days or more prior to your scheduled program date.
30 days before your scheduled program 25% of the total program fee will be charged to the credit card that you provide. This deposit is non refundable for any cancellation after this point.
Cancellations of the program with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 100% of the program fee.
No shows will be charged 100% of the program fee.