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The Best Backpacking in Kane County

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Top backpacking spots in and near Kane County

  • Kane County, Utah

    Backpack to Rainbow Bridge

    5.0
    17 mi / 2800 ft gain
    This incredible trip isn't only about Rainbow Bridge. Honestly, the Bridge is just icing on the cake.The scenery is breathtaking along the way, changing and evolving as you pass through epic canyons and climb over rocky ledges to be rewarded with spanning vistas. It really is amazing. There's eve...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike through Paria Canyon

    5.0
    14 mi
    No matter how far you plan on hiking, it is ideal to get an early start so you aren’t hiking too long under the desert sun. There is no shade on this hike except for the shadows offered from the steep walls of the canyon, so make sure you bring sunscreen!From the very start, you’ll get your feet ...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail

    11.8 mi / 1716 ft gain
    Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch to White House Trail

    23.02 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch to White House Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch to Paria River

    32.26 mi / 3179 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch to Paria River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry

    45.82 mi / 9442 ft gain
    Buckskin Gulch Trail to Lees Ferry is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Marble Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry

    41.66 mi / 7969 ft gain
    Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Kanab, Utah.
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Hike Buckskin Gulch, Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness

    4.7
    15 mi
    Buckskin Gulch is a natural wonder. At 15 miles long it is the longest slot canyon in the world. It sometimes is as narrow as 2ft. Because of the nature of this canyon and Utah topography this canyon is subject to deadly flash flood if it rains anywhere along the headwaters. Be sure to check in w...
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