Mar 8, 2013

Zion, Bryce, Grand Staircase, Glen Canyon Trail Locations

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A ton of research went into this Google map.  It has slot canyons, hiking trails, points of interest and lodging marked out for Zion, Gran Staircase and Glen Canyon National Park. 

Green = Slot Canyon
Red = Hiking trail or point of interest
Blue = Lodging
Escalante Outfitters $45 cabins
310 West Main Street Escalante, UT 84726‎ (435) 826-4266 escalanteoutfitters.com‎   http://www.escalanteoutfitters.com/lodging/
Americas best value Inn $65
200 North Main Street Tropic, UT 84776 Get directions ‎ (435) 679-8811 americasbestvalueinn.com
Middle trail Trailhead 5*
http://climb-utah.com/Escalante/buckskin.htm   http://climb-utah.com/Escalante/Maps/buckskin.jpg      There are several very good panels of petroglyphs where Middle Trail joins Buckskin Gulc...
Wire Pass t/h 3*
http://climb-utah.com/Escalante/Maps/buckskin.jpg   0:45 - Wire Pass Trailhead to Buckskin Gulch. 4:15 - Buckskin Gulch to Middle Trail. 2:00 - Middle Trail to Rock Fall. 1:15 - Rock Fall to Paria...
Booker Canyon 3*
Booker Canyon Short but pretty narrows in a remote, little-visited region; a tight, V-shaped slot that gives way to a deeper canyon through photogenic, angled, thin-layered rocks Leng...
Cottonwood Wash 2*
Cottonwood Wash Short enclosed section of canyon running parallel to Cottonwood Canyon Road, through the angled strata of the Coxcomb. Quite deep but only moderately narrow, and relatively popu...
Round Valley Draw 4*
Round Valley Draw Deep, dark canyon through dull-colored sandstone, thin-layered in some places and nicely eroded. The narrows extend for about a mile, then the gorge gradually opens out and pine t...
Willis Creek 3*
Willis Creek Permanent stream flowing through some beautiful narrow sections, between curvy, nicely eroded walls streaked with desert varnish. The narrows soon open out, and the canyon gradually ...
Big Horn Canyon 3*
Big Horn Canyon Medium depth drainage that has several stretches of shallow narrows in its east (main) fork, and a short but deeper, more colorful and photogenic slot in the west fork. Tributary ...
Brimstone Gulch 5*
Brimstone Gulch Extremely dark and enclosed slot that eventually becomes too narrow to explore at ground level. Tributary of Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch Length: 2.9 miles, into the south en...
Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch 3*
Trailhead for Coyote Gulch, Peekaboo, Spooky, and Brimstone canyons.   Long drainage containing 0.7 miles of moderately deep and narrow passageways near its upper end. Usually explored in conju...
Egypt 3 5*
Egypt 3 Excellent narrows in three distinct sections; a long succession of interlinked potholes, followed by extremely narrow passageways through strangely textured rocks, and finally a lower tec...
Davis Gulch 5*
Davis Gulch Testing narrows with many chokestones and tight sections requiring downclimbing - at the upper end of a canyon that becomes much wider and deeper, contains a huge natural arch, and even...
Escalante River Slot 3* & pools
Escalante River Slot Minor tributary ravine on the south side of the Escalante River, quite easily accessible from Hwy 12. Forms a nice short slot, with shallow pools and twisting passages thro...
Harris Wash 4*
Harris Wash and Side Canyons Long, deep and relatively wide drainage providing an obstruction-free hiking route to the Escalante River. Four tributaries have slots, most unusual (and shortest) ...
Little Death Hollow 5*
Little Death Hollow Remote, east-side Escalante tributary that after a long open section, eventually forms a fine slot canyon, with over 2 miles of narrow, twisting passageways Length: 8...
Llewellyn Gulch 5*
Llewellyn Gulch Beautiful, secluded canyon that starts beneath the red cliffs of Fiftymile Point and meets Lake Powell, forming nice, slot-like passageways in the upper part, and a wider gorge lo...
Peekaboo Gulch 3*
Minor tributary of Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch forming a short slot at its southern end, containing sharp fins, interlinked potholes several small arches Length: 1.1 miles, to the north end of ...
Red Breaks 3*
Red Breaks Extensive, branched, north-side tributary of Harris Wash in a rarely visited area. Contains shallow slots for most of its length, but has some deeper passages in the less accessible no...
Spencer Canyon 4*
Spencer Canyon Short, branched, south side tributary of the Escalante River; longest fork is straight and vertical-walled, with a tight, dark slot in the upper end Length: 4 miles, enterin...
Spooky Gulch 4*
Spooky Gulch Short, narrow, claustrophobic slot canyon with unusual rock textures and subtle colors. Tributary of Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch Length: 1.2 miles, to the end of the lower n...
Stateline Canyon 3*
Stateline Canyon Short, shallow but quite photogenic and easily explored slot canyon, reached by a short walk from US 89, and ending at Lake Powell Length: 2 miles, to the high water mark of Lake Po...
Water Holes Canyon 5*
Water Holes Canyon Branched drainage that forms several beautiful sections of slot canyon, separated by wide, sandy washes; short, pretty very narrow slots in the upper forks and a deeper, mo...
Lick Wash 2*
Lick Wash Brief narrows section enclosed by unusual thin-layered, cross-bedded sandstone; not especially colorful but interesting nonetheless, and quite photogenic Length: 0.9 miles to ...
Cathedral Wash 3*
Cathedral Wash Short, curving tributary of Marble Canyon, 4 miles south of Lees Ferry. Photogenic narrow passageways through potmarked, multilayered rocks Length: 1.5 miles, to the Colo...
Jackass Creek 4*
Jackass Creek East-side Colorado tributary with two main forks, both quite narrow in places and containing shallow pools after rains. The lower gorge deepens considerably, becoming partly ove...
Tanner Wash 3*
Tanner Wash Long canyon, at first enclosed but relatively shallow, deepening via unusual staircase-like passages through thin-layered sandstone, followed by a 50 foot dryfall and a much wider...
Bryce Natural Bridge
Bryce Point Arch
Mossy Cave windows
Devils Garden
A really awesome place. Metate Arch Mano Arch
Phipps Arch
Scorpion Arch
Grosvenor Arch
Escalante Natural Bridge
Zebra Slot Canyon - tributary of Harris Wash
A short walk up a wide sandy gully enters what has become known as Zebra Slot. The stone walls quickly constrict and the rock coloration changes from plain greyish red to pretty, delicately striped ...
Tunnel Slot
One mile further down Harris Wash, the next drainage on the north side is another short, unusual slot canyon - named Tunnel Slot it has a cave-like passage of 50 yards through high cliffs; the opening...
Cedar Wash
Hiking trails and natural arches
Broken Bow Arch
http://www.naturalarches.org/gallery-UTbrokenbow.htm
Neon Canyon 4*
Neon Canyon Long slot canyon, requiring ropes to explore fully, but ending at the more accessible 'Golden Cathedral', a beautiful natural amphitheater formed by overhanging cliffs streaked with deser...
Hindu Canyon 4*
Hindu Canyon A wide, shallow, grassy drainage that eventually forms a short slot, through thin-layered, light-colored rocks stained black in places - an unusual and scenic narrows section. Located in...
Milkweed Canyon 4*
Milkweed Canyon Several short sections of limestone narrows, containing flooded potholes, and later a permanent stream with rather deeper pools. Part of a long, remote Grand Canyon tributary, which i...
Antelope Canyon 5*
Antelope Canyon Beautiful but commercialized slot canyon, visited by hundreds of people on a typical day in summer. Two sections are open to visitors; the 600 foot long upper narrows, south of AZ 98,...
Blue Pool Wash 2*
Blue Pool Wash Minor drainage with a short narrows section, interrupted by several chokestones and dryfalls, at least one of which is not free climbable Length: 0.7 miles, directly through the narr...
West Fork of Oak Creek 4*
Pumphouse Wash Deep, forested canyon with red rock cliffs and other eroded formations, enclosing a permanent stream that forms cascades and deep pools. A trail follows the first 3 miles - one of the ...
Clear Creek 3*
Clear Creek (placemarker is estimated location.  Multiple access points exist) Long drainage on the east side of Zion NP, running close to UT 9; not generally very enclosed, but forming good, short s...
Echo Canyon 5*
Echo Canyon Spectacular deep and dark slot canyon with extravagantly scultured walls, tinged with green moss in many places. The lower half is accessible by walking in from below; the full canyon nee...
Elkhart Cliffs Canyon 2*
Elkhart Cliffs Canyon Very short slot canyon along an unnamed wash draining the south end of the Elkhart Cliffs; nice passages through stripy rocks, plus a few dryfalls, potholes and possible pools ...
Hidden Canyon 2*
Hidden Canyon Narrow, V-shaped ravine containing a few short enclosed sections and dryfalls. The lower part is accessed by a maintained trail; more can be seen by hiking and scrambling upstream Leng...
Kanarra Creek
Kanarra Creek Beautiful, deep and narrow red rock canyon containing a permanent stream, fairly shallow for most of the year, forming pretty pools, waterfalls and flooded channels Length: 1.2 mil...
Keyhole Canyon 4*
Keyhole Canyon Minor drainage on the north side of Clear Creek, containing three narrows sections; shallow upper passages, a short enclosed middle with several moderate obstacles, then a dark s...
Kolob Creek 5*
Kolob Creek Major tributary of the Virgin River, flowing through a deep, long slot canyon. Very challenging to explore fully as the upper end has many deep pools and sheer drops, but the lower narr...
Mineral Gulch 4*
Mineral Gulch Remote, secluded canyon, a tributary of the East Fork of the Virgin River, joining just after a fairly short but scenic and quite deep slot canyon section through dark red sandsto...
Left Fork of North Creek (The Subway) 5*
Left Fork of North Creek Popular, oft-visited narrow canyon that includes The Subway, where the creek flows through a long, tubular passage with only a narrow opening above. Further upstream ar...
Orderville Canyon 5*
Orderville Canyon Spectacular, long and very deep gorge joining the Zion Narrows. The lower 3 miles are most impressive, and part contains a permanent stream, with pools, waterfalls and several...
Parunuweap Canyon (The Barracks) 4*
Parunuweap Canyon (marker is a general location, there would be several access points) Typically deep and narrow Zion canyon, formed by the East Fork of the Virgin River, very similar to the fa...
Poverty Wash 4*
Poverty Wash Hard to reach tributary ofParunuweap Canyon - short stretches of colorful narrows between wider parts, before a 40 foot dryfall and a rather darker and more impressive slot, which ...
Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon) 4*
Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon) Half a mile of colorful, medium depth narrows along a minor tributary of Kanab Creek, surrounded by a rolling landscape of sand dunes and small hills Length: 4.5 m...
Spring H0llow 3*
Red Hollow and Spring Hollow Two short narrow canyons cutting into the Glendale Bench, east of Zion NP. Spring Hollow contains a stream, soon reaching a scenic but unclimbable waterfall, while the ...
Red Hollow 3*
Red Hollow and Spring Hollow Two short narrow canyons cutting into the Glendale Bench, east of Zion NP. Spring Hollow contains a stream, soon reaching a scenic but unclimbable waterfall, while the ...
Sand Wash (Red Cave) 4*
Sand Wash (Red Cave) Branched drainage beneath the Elkheart Cliffs, east of Zion NP; a sandy wash for most of its length, but forming two good slot sections through richly colored rocks. Both have ...
Spring Creek 3*
Spring Creek Conspicuous valley just north of Zion NP, sheer-walled for over a mile, through colorful red rocks. Not especially narrow but quite pretty, and with several short side canyons. A small...
Middle Fork of Taylor Creek 2*
Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Most enclosed of the Finger Canyons of the Kolob; a narrowing, vegetation-filled valley containing a small stream, eventually becoming sheer sided, though gaining he...
Water Canyon 5*
Water Canyon Relatively short but steeply-descending canyon on the south side of Canaan Mountain, containing a permanent stream that forms beautiful waterfalls, clear pools and slot-like passag...
Zion Canyon Narrows (upper trailhead) 5*
Zion Canyon Narrows The most famous narrow canyon hike in the Southwest, following the North Fork of the Virgin River past near vertical walls up to 2,000 feet high. Generally passable only during ...
Zion Canyon Narrows (lower trailhead) 5*
Zion Canyon Narrows The most famous narrow canyon hike in the Southwest, following the North Fork of the Virgin River past near vertical walls up to 2,000 feet high. Generally passable only during ...
Lovell Wash 3*
Lovell Wash Seasonal wash forming a short, twisting slot canyon through inclined, thin-layered sandstone in the Gale Hills, on the north side of Lake Mead Length: 3 miles, to the upper e...
Cave knoll
Cave listed on topo map
Bright Angel Trail 4*
From the Bright Angel Trailhead, zigzag your way down 3,195 feet to Indian Garden, an oasis smudged into a crease in the canyon wall. From the rim, nearly 100 switchbacks snake down the canyon, etched...
Ice Box Canyon 3*
Icebox Canyon Deep, narrow, shady ravine through the Spring Mountains, containing boulders and dryfalls. The lower end may be explored via a short trail that crosses desert flats and reaches the over...
Calico Tanks
Highlights: Rocky but short climb to tinajas in brightly colored red Calico hills Distance: 2.5 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 450 ft Hike Time: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate Trail Condition: ...
Red Rock Canyon Park
http://www.americansouthwest.net/nevada/red_rock_canyon/nca.html
Stateline Campground
From Page, AZ, drive west on Highway 89 for 34 miles (55 kilometers). Drive past the BLM Ranger Station and the road to the White House trailhead. Turn left onto House Rock Valley Road. This road is c...
The Wave
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3FA86
West Cove arch
Lower Calf Creeks Falls
possible loop hike 4miles
Campground
zebra slot loop
6.52 miles
Grand Canyon Inn
March 16th reservations     317 Arizona 64 Williams (Valle), AZ 86046 Get directions ‎ (928) 635-9203 grandcanyoninn.com
Moonrise Arch
http://www.utaharches.com/GSENM/moonrisearch.html
Sunset Arch
http://www.utaharches.com/GSENM/sunsetarch.html
Paria Canyon visitors center
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument  Monument Manager:  Kevin Wright 345 E. Riverside Drive St. George, UT 84790-6714 (435) 688-3200  Hours: 7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday  10:00 a.m.-3:00...
Baymond inn and Suites
4055 Palos Verdes Street , Las Vegas, NV 89119 United States of America 1-855-296-5767 or (702) 473 6400
Toadstools
Hike up the valley from the parking area across from the ranger station. This whole ridge to the east is covered with toadstools. The best ones are at the head of the next little valley to the east.
Red toadstool trail
Park here and hike north to the red toadstool area.
Wahweap, best toadstools
Misery Canyon 5*
Misery Canyon Mostly shallow drainage of two branches, forming short slots between longer open sections, ending with a 30 foot dryfall into a much deeper and darker canyon, which joins the East ...
From: E Flamingo Rd
Driving directions to W Main St
169 mi - about 2 hours 46 mins
To: W Main St
From: Hole-in-the-Rock
Driving directions to Unknown road
42.1 mi - about 2 hours 43 mins
To: Unknown road
Bull Valley Gorge 5*
Bull Valley Gorge Good, deep narrows through colorful, thin-layered sandstone, containing long muddy pools and several dryfalls, hence quite testing to explore. Below the narrows is a wider, de...
Goldstrike Canyon
Goldstrike Canyon is a popular Winter time destination for Vegas locals. It is easy to access, close, and Easy to Moderate difficulty. The hike is about 2 miles from trailhead to Colorado River and th...
Coyote Gulch classic backpacking trip
Located in a remote section of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Coyote Gulch is one of the most loved hiking destinations in southern Utah. It’s natural beauty draws backpackers in and make...
Gifford Canyon hike
Gifford Canyon is the north-south wash just east of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel in the upper East Canyon, south of Route 9 and across from the parking lot for the Canyon Overlook Trail. Gifford Canyo...
Jolley Gulch 2*
Jolley Gulch is a small drainage located in the Upper East Canyon right off of the East Rim Trail. Most people see Jolley Gulch from the top as the East Rim Trail makes its way past the dramatic and d...
Checkerboard Mesa hike
With its distinctive cross-hatching patterns on a cone-shaped White Cliffs formation, Checkerboard Mesa is one of the most recognizable and photogenic landmarks in Zion National Park. Tourists who dri...
Seperation Canyon
The Upper East Canyon has a plethora of drainages that are worthy of exploration and one of the more interesting ones is known as "Separation Canyon." A hike up this wash makes for a fun half day some...
Shelf Canyon 2*
The Upper East Canyon is home to seemingly countless little cracks and canyons, many with no official names. Shelf Canyon is one of the more interesting little canyons worthy of exploration.

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  1. This article covers the three biggest destinations in Utah: Bryce Canyon, Zion and Arches.

    Map of Bryce Canyon

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