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Buckskin Gulch

  • Sep 26, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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One of the great hikes in the world!

Wire Pass - Buckskin Gulch - White House

Hike through what is billed as the “world’s longest slot canyon,” and what is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular backcountry destinations in the Southwest. This is a long, tough hike, but the reward is towering sandstone walls, spectacular light and shadows, and an experience you’ll never forget!

Difficulty Rating: Moderate, it’s a long first day.
Type of Hike: Backpack- Two nights
Total Hike Distance: 20 miles backpacking – 13 on Friday and 7 on Sunday plus a 10 + mile day hike on Saturday.

Hike Description:

We will drive up Thursday after work and crash at the White House campground.

On Friday, we will enter at the Wire Pass trailhead early in the morning.

The hike through Buckskin is an amazingly tight run through a small, intimate canyon – in some spots you’ve can touch both canyon walls at the same time even though they tower hundreds of feet above you! Once we get into the narrow stuff, it’s 13 miles of hiking on rough rocky tread through possible muck, waist-deep pools, and loose sand to get to high ground where we camp – at the confluence of Buckskin Gulch and the Paria River.  Expect a small patch of bouldering and a rock jam where you need to lower yourself down (8 feet) with a rope or crawl through the "rabbit hole."

On Saturday, we'll leave our base camp and day hike down the Paria River through some absolutely spectacular scenery.  The sandstone canyon walls will be colorful and awe-inspiring.  We'll return to our base camp at the confluence for dinner and cocktails.

Sunday is more leisurely, exiting out the White House trailhead on the Paria river – about 7 miles from camp. We’ll return to our shuttle cars, then home.

Don’t miss this spectacular hike!

Please don't sign-up for this trip if you haven't yet hiked with the Club or haven't yet paid your annual dues. Carpools will be set-up as needed.  No refunds or transfers if you cancel for any reason.  The permit fee is $15/person so $40 will be refunded at the trailhead.  If you sign up and cancel, you lose your $55.00.

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  • Nicole

    Such an awesome trip...beautiful location with an incredible group of people. Had a blast, thanks Lucky!

    September 30, 2013

  • Dave B

    I've come to expect Dan to take some very cool photos. He out did himself on this trip. Several of his photos are just works of art. Amazing!

    September 30, 2013

    • Dan G.

      Thank you Lucky. That means a lot to me

      September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time with a cool group of people in a beautiful environment! Thanks Lucky:)

    September 30, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Thanks Lucky for another wonderful trip! Beautiful as always and a great group of people.

    September 30, 2013

  • Joe V.

    You are right Lucky, the canyon did feel spiritual! It was an OUTSTANDING trip! Breathtaking sights from beginning to end! Thank you, Brenda and Joe

    September 30, 2013

  • Dave B

    We don't call it an adventure club for nothing! Mud, muck pools, hard miles, mountain lions, and quicksand. Add that to strong hikers, great friends, and a spectacular destination and it makes for an incredible weekend!

    2 · September 30, 2013

  • Julio


    September 30, 2013

  • mustafa z.

    This was a great awesome trip; great weather, wonderful people! Thanks for putting this together, Lucky!! thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Jason B. (.

    Spectacular scenery, infinite starry nights, great laughs, hanging and hiking with old friend & new. The best sort of weekend you can have. Thanks Lucky.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Lucie

    Awesome trip, thanks Lucky!!!

    September 29, 2013

  • Dave B

    I'll call the Paria Ranger Station Tuesday next week about the latest conditions in Buckskin. I'll let everyone know what they tell me. Buckskin always has mud & muck, it's just a question of how much and how deep.

    1 · September 18, 2013

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