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Buckskin Gulch, UT

04 Apr

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I went last year for the first time in the Vermillion Cliffs. The Monument is impressive and not necessarily for the beautiful colors of the its stones but mainly for the amazing hikes that offers in canyons created by washes going all the way to Colorado River. In my visit I just scratched the surface and besides the beautiful sights in the park I looked over some off the beaten path sights.
I came now obviously to try and see famous Wave but for today I did a hike in Buckskin Gulch, an impressive slot canyon, tall and narrow as you can imagine, that goes to Paria Canyon and further to Colorado River ending in Lee’s Ferry Landing. The gulch is way impressive if you hike from the Wire Pass and go right into it towards Paria, instead of hiking the Buckskin Gulch Trailhead path.
The gulch is a deep cleft created by fast running water and when you are in such a canyon you always think that you don’t stand a chance if water comes rushing in a flash flood. Trees and debris are locked between the gulch top walls somewhere at 20 feet above you. So never hike one if the weather shows possible rain showers…..

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