This Ain’t No Ordinary Gulch!


Buckskin Gulch along the Arizona/Utah border is the longest slot canyon in the United States. I’ve never completed the whole thing but just a few miles into this abyss is enough to gather some good images. I dragged some friends along who made for some pretty good models(No Royalties Due) and for a good sense of scale. It’s about 13 miles and ends at the Paria River which together make a great backpacking trip.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

A hiker stands in awe of the steep sandstone walls of Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument , Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Kayleigh In Awe.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Spiderman Patrick

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Buckskin Gulch

The longest hike ever for Eric.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Sometimes I get out in front of the camera to enjoy the scenery.

 

Hikers in Buckskin Gulch at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

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24 comments

  1. Beautiful photos although the trail looks a bit scary to me 🙂

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  2. Stunning!!! Can’t imagine being there and walking through the rock alley.
    Thank you for the post, Michael!

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  3. Nice! Though I understand that slot canyons can be a bit dangerous during flash floods.

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  4. Thirteen miles seems like a long hike, you must be well-conditioned! Beautiful shots of this amazing place. If this was formed by water, does water still flow here, as in flash floods?

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  5. Been there, great place. Now, have you been to the nearby Wave?

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  6. Wow, what a stunning place. The colours are amazing.

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  7. Great photos and the people do give it great scale. Is it pretty easy to find your way in these canyons or is it easy to get lost?

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