Buckskin Gulch

Buckskin Gultch, Slot Canyon, Wire Pass, Desert Landscape

Buckskin Gulch in southern Utah is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the southwest and quite possibly the longest in the world. It also happens to be the first slot canyon we had the opportunity to hike.

Buckskin Gulch 1

Many people tackle the 21-mile hike over the course of two days. We chose, instead, a shorter route through Wire Pass, making for an incredible day hike.

Buckskin Gulch 2, Slot Canyon, Wire Pass, Desert Landscape

Buckskin Gulch 3, Slot Canyon, Wire Pass, Desert Landscape

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23 Comments on “Buckskin Gulch”

  1. allthingsboys December 14, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Incredible! Great pics!


  2. Danny Breslin December 14, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    That looks truly amazing.


  3. John December 14, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    A geologic wonder. Would love to walk it.


  4. Animalcouriers December 14, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Stunning photos!


  5. completelydisappear December 14, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Would love to take this hike just once in my life. The nature is always remarkable.


  6. LuAnn December 14, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    We have hiked a few shorter slot canyons in Utah, one that was pretty tight to get through. How narrow was this slot?


    • Brian December 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      None of the portions we hiked were narrow enough to make passing difficult. I’m not sure we ever needed to even turn sideways, although we did have to crawl under some debris at one point.


  7. Kavi December 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Wow! There are so many amazing sights to behold in our country. I would love to see this one day!


  8. geogypsy2u December 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Done this one a few times. Absolutely amazing and not technical.


  9. NewLifeOnTheRoad (@NewLifeOnRoad) December 14, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    what a great place to hike. Stunning photos 🙂


  10. antarabesque December 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    I’m fascinated by this place, I want to go. Thanks for sharing the photos, they are stunning.


  11. Betty Londergan December 15, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Absolutely beautiful!!!


  12. Jane Lurie December 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Fantastic place and images! Thank you!


  13. Carmen December 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Spectacular photos!!! What an adventure you two live! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll be sure to follow you on your amazing travels–places I may never see, but can view through your “lens.” Thank you!!


    • Brian December 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

      You’re very welcome. We’re glad to have you along for the ride.


  14. Susan Johnson December 17, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Beautiful. All the times I have been to Utah and not done this hike. I plan to next time. Is this one of the ones you have to get on a list to do??? Some of them they control the amount of people daily.


    • Brian December 17, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Hi Susan,
      You said elsewhere that you’ve visited Best Friends about a dozen times. This hike is only about a 40 min drive from Kanab, so it’s kind of a twofer. 😉 It also doesn’t require a permit for day hikes although you may need one if you’re camping in the gulch. I also think this trail is the one you use to see “The Wave” which does require a permit distributed by lottery. But if you’re in the area and planning this hike you can stop by the visitor’s center in Kanab, get on the list and see if you can add the wave to this already awesome hike.


  15. musicgal2012 December 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Awesome ! Beautiful place and astounding photography. Cheers Lorelle


  16. backthewaywecame December 18, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Exquisite! We are so privileged to see such beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  17. 26dot2withToddler December 18, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    Fantastic photos. I’d really like to get there, one day.
    And thanks for visiting my blog.


  18. Janice Sullivan December 19, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I have always wanted to hike this and of course photograph the Gulch. Love these images…great inspiration!


  19. ginplustonic December 20, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    Amazing pics. Just letting you know I nominated you as a very inspiring blogger (http://ginplustonic.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/how-to-top-meeting-santa/) because I love your work. Keep it up.

    Cheers, Ginny



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