Hannes Cohnert

This hike is pretty long...

And you have to do your homework. Crossing 25-Mile-Wash on Egypt Road might be difficult in a normal passenger car, and even impossible after rainfall. The hike down Fence Canyon is easy, The trail is well marked with cairns. Getting down to the river might require some root finding skills. Depending on the weather, the crossing of the Escalante river might be difficult. After recent rain falls in the water may reach up to your belly. The hike back to the parking lot is quite a climb and can be strenuous and hot if you go there in the afternoon, so, be sure to make an early start. If you do this as a day hike, plan for about 4 to 6 hours. Better check back with the BLM office in Escalante concerning the road, river and weather conditions before you start !