Sunday, April 24, 2011
Dry Fork Slot Canyon - Coyote Gulch/Escalante
Dry Fork Slot Canyon
Length: 4.25 miles roundtrip
Hiking Time: 2 1/2 - 3 hours
Trail: Sand, slot canyon, some climbing and wading required
Equipment: Sturdy, well-fitting waterproof hiking shoes, water and sunblock
Area: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Trailhead Location: From Hwy 12, drive 26 miles south on Hole-in-the-Rock Road. Turn left at the sign that says "Dry Fork", and drive 1.7 miles, bearing to the left at the Y, and park at the road's end on the canyon rim.
Dry Fork Trailhead: Trailhead begins at the Dry Fork parking lot's south side. Follow the cairned route that leads down into a side canyon of Dry Fork. Upon reaching the wash bottom, follow it for about 200 yards until it opens up and widens. Turn left (north) and spot the obvious entrance to the Dry Fork Slot Canyon. It is a significant canyon in the rock to the north. There should be a cairn at the entrance.
NOTE: Hole-in-the-Rock Road is rarely maintained, and may be impassible when wet.
Posted by Carol Bold at 7:26 PM