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Coyote Gulch

Sheer cliffs, red rock walls, ancient geologic sculptures and dozens of tributaries await the adventurous trekker when hiking Coyote Gulch; a 9-mile side drainage of the Escalante River set in the heart of southern Utah’s rugged canyon lands, and perhaps one of the greatest examples of this spectacular splendor. The canyon is best experienced as a three or four day backpack to fully absorb the beauty of this stunning area.

Enter the canyon via “Crack in the Wall”, 36 miles south of U.S. 12, off Escalante Grand Staircase’s Hole in the Rock Road. To access this hike, we turned left at Forty Mile Ridge Road and followed it for 4.3 miles to the trailhead.

Visit Southwest Discoveries for information about touring this beautiful part of the Southwestern United States.


Suggested Lodging

Boulder Mountain Lodge, located in beautiful and charming Boulder, Utah, sits at the heart of an extraordinary landscape and is at the top of our list when discussing Utah Lodging. It is an oasis of comfort and luxury in the middle of what is arguably the most scenic red rock canyon country in North America. Boulder Mountain Lodge PO Box 1397, 20 N. Highway 12 Boulder, UT 84716 Phone: 435-335-7460/800-556-3446 For more information, enjoy our article showcasing the distinctive accommodations in southern Utah,

Suggested Dining

Hell’s Backbone Grill, an award-winning restaurant, is on the grounds at Boulder Mountain Lodge. Their “farm-to-fork cuisine” is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This eatery was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of six “Destination Restaurants” in the country. It is a culinary experience not to be missed! Dinner reservations are strongly recommended.

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