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Grand Gulch Primitive Area

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Kane Gulch Day Hike

Cedar Mesa has been below the radar for many Utah vacationers. But it may not stay that way due to... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
Olathe, Kansas
Lucky we still have places like this!

Only travel here if you are willing to leave it exactly as you found it. One of the last places I... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2015
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Cedar Mesa has been below the radar for many Utah vacationers. But it may not stay that way due to its inclusion in the recently created Bear's Ears National Monument, so we made it a point to hike there now. Kane Gulch is one of...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2015

Only travel here if you are willing to leave it exactly as you found it. One of the last places I know that you can head out on an adventure and see incredible things you were not expecting to find. So much solitude, human and...More

3  Thank HemisphereRambler
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Horrible place to go, not worth the effort Hopefully that scares a few folks away who are thinking about going here. These canyons are in danger from those who do not respect or love them as they should be. The ruins are beautiful but people...More

7  Thank Eddy B
Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ended up backpacking about 34 miles of Grand Gulch and Bullet Canyon. I was surprised how slow the travel could be some days...some days could be 15 miles and others 7. It just depended on the foliage on the trail and the time spent at...More

2  Thank Eric K
Reviewed May 11, 2014

DONT GO HERE LOOk AWAY!!! now saying that i hope turned the riff raff away, Grand Gulch is a rare special place that will change you life. Ive been hiking it for 25 years , ive done almost every slot canyon attached to it. I...More

3  Thank Desert_Sasquatch
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Over the past 5 years I've backpacked or hiked into Grand Gulch using three different approaches. Grand Gulch is incised in Cedar Mesa in SE Utah and is a step beyond a designated wilderness, in way, in that it's a primitive area and thus has...More

3  Thank Mike L
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Grand Gulch primitive area, like much of Utah, is off the grid. Not only do you have to carry your own water or know how to find it, but it's best to go solo only if you don't mind spooky, plus mountain lions. The canyon...More

5  Thank GhengisWan
Reviewed December 16, 2010

So most people who come to Utah go to one of the National Parks, which is a good first way to see the state. But locals know that they are just there to corral tourists; the best spots are elsewhere. Grand Gulch is a large...More

9  Thank UtahVicki
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