Buckskin Gulch

Although no one has ever died here, Buckskin Gulch is on the list as one of the most dangerous hikes in America!   What was I thinking taking my 15 year old here with me this past spring?   Well, it was her idea!  This is the deepest and the longest slot canyon in the Southwest ( and probably the world).  The narrow walls twist along a 12 mile gash through the southern Utah desert. The exposure to flash flood danger makes Buckskin one of the country’s most dangerous slots.   It is rarely more than 10 feet wide and at some points 400 feet deep.  For the most part the sandstone wall is insurmountable, except for a single spot in the Middle Route at about 8 miles in from Wire Pass.   If a flash flood occurs your no better than a bug in a firehose.  What FUN.  Can’t wait to do it again!

Buckskin Gulch, Slot Canyon, Utah, Kabab, Grand Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, Dangerous Hikes

Buckskin Gulch

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