The Best Backpacking in Garfield County

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Top backpacking spots in and near Garfield County

  • Garfield County, Utah

    Halls Creek Canyon Trail

    23.14 mi / 3343 ft gain
    Halls Creek Canyon Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Lower Muley Twist Canyon and Grand Gulch Loop

    14.91 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Lower Muley Twist Canyon and Grand Gulch Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Boulder, Utah.
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike in the Upper Muley Twist Canyon

    4.5
    10 mi / 750 ft gain
    This hike is by far my favorite trail I've been on. To begin, you access Upper Muley Twist Canyon Road from the top of the Burr Trail Road switchbacks. Regular vehicles can be driven a little less than half a mile to the trailhead (adding about 3 miles to get to the trailhead, about 6 miles round...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Backpack Coyote Gulch

    4.7
    10 mi
    Easy hiking, water availability, and spectacular scenery make this a "must do" hike. Three days are best to see all this canyon has to offer. You can either make this a 3-5 mile hike or a longer 10-15 mile hike. The perfect trip down Coyote Gulch is three days and two nights. Hike in to Jacob Ham...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Coyote Gulch Loop

    10.57 mi / 4606 ft gain
    Coyote Gulch Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake Powell, Utah.
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Coyote Gulch Trail

    16.63 mi / 6391 ft gain
    Coyote Gulch Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake Powell, Utah.
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Little Death Hollow and Wolverine Canyon Loop

    29.18 mi / 4724 ft gain
    Little Death Hollow and Wolverine Canyon Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Boulder, Utah.
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Coyote Gulch and Hurricane Wash Loop Trail

    10.59 mi / 1266 ft gain
    Coyote Gulch and Hurricane Wash Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lake Powell, Utah.
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike to the Golden Cathedral

    4.0
    9.2 mi
    From highway 12, drive south down the hole in the rock road for about 17 miles to a dirt road on the left that is well marked for Egypt. Follow that dirt road 9.9 miles to the Egypt Trailhead. There is a BLM trail register at the trail head. After that, take one of the numerous ways down to the E...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Fortymile Gulch and Willow Gulch Alternate Loop

    9.57 mi / 1486 ft gain
    Fortymile Gulch and Willow Gulch Alternate Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake Powell, Utah.
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Backpack Reflection Canyon

    5.0
    18 mi
    Backpacking Reflection Canyon is not for the faint of heart. It's an intense, challenging hike that takes you through slot canyons, climbing up and down shifty sandstones and traversing rugged terrains and ravines. Although the elevation gain is almost nothing, the up and down climbs from one rav...
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  • Escalante, Utah

    Hike to Broken Bow Arch

    4.7
    5 mi
    The trailhead starts at the Willow Gulch Trailhead, located just off of Hole in the Rock Road in the Grand Staircase -Escalante National Monument. The coordinates for the trailhead are 37.324812,-111.023019. To get there head east on highway 12 out of Escalante, Utah until you get to Hole in the ...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Death Hollow

    13.66 mi / 2080 ft gain
    Death Hollow is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Boulder, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Boulder Mail Trail

    15.59 mi / 2303 ft gain
    Boulder Mail Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Escalante, Utah.
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Backpack Death Hollow in Grand Staircase-Escalante

    22 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The most popular route into Death Hollow is from the Boulder airstrip near the town of Boulder, Utah.  The trailhead for the Boulder Mail Trail begins, or ends here depending on which way you are hiking.  Leave a car at the Highway 12 bridge over the Escalante River for the thru hike, or get luck...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Death Hollow and Escalante River

    34.28 mi / 7802 ft gain
    Death Hollow and Escalante River is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Boulder, Utah.
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