At 10 miles long, Buckskin Gulch is generally considered the worlds longest slot canyon, yet due to its length few people get to see more than the first few miles before time and energy require the return hike. This leaves most of the canyon with few visitors and a sense of solitude and isolation that few people have the chance to experience. This adventure accesses the canyon via the middle exit, a technical descent route which allows exploration of the lower half of the canyon all the way to the Paria river.
After traveling to the Paria region from St. George, several miles of 4WD roads on the top of the bench lead to the trail head and a short hike to an overnight camp site on the rim of the canyon. You have a gourmet dinner and marvel at the stars before crawling into a comfy sleeping bag and tent for the evening.
A full breakfast is fuel for a day of exploration in the depths of one of the most beautiful canyon systems in the world. We spend the entire day deep in the twists and turns of the lower Buckskin and return only when time or energy demand for the short hike back to the vehicle and a well deserved nap while we drive back to St. George.
Best Program For:
-Once in a lifetime camping experience
-Solitude and Isolation
-Exploration where few have been
Time Required: Two days one overnight
Appropriate Ages: 8-70
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: March – November (weather permitting)
Group size: 1-4
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)
4 people: $499 per person
3 people: $650 per person
2 people: $925 per person
1 person: $1,100
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.