The US‑89 turnoff for House Rock Valley Road is about 38 miles (61 km) east of Kanab and about 36 miles (58 km) west–northwest of Page. Still, you can do part of the Buckskin Gulch … By. This was our third visit to Buckskin Gulch - Steve and I first visited in 2006 when we backpacked from Wire Pass to the White House Trailhead. White House, Vermilion Cliffs, Buckskin Gulch, and Cottonwood Trail, Utah This is the second of four blogs, a continuation of my three week trip into Southern Utah in October. The first is weather and flooding. Every corner you turn is changing continuously; the cliffs are water-and-wind-sculpted patterns of colors, light and shadows. The 800 year old petroglyphs are really a sight to see. Continuing through Paria adds another seven miles before there’s a place to exit the canyon. Highly recommend spending a few hours tooling around Buckskin Gulch at Wire Pass. You have to pay like $6 per person to do this Canyon. Buckskin Gulch actually shares the same trailhead with the wave. The hike through Buckskin was surprisingly challenging. The main reason for this is the flood danger. Wire Pass fire (impacting House Rock Rd/Buckskin Gulch) Trip Planning: 3: Jun 28, 2020: J: Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, UT-AZ Backpack: April 26-29, 2019: Day 1 Buckskin Gulch: Backpacking: 2: May 20, 2019: Buckskin Gulch or ??? Only twenty overnight permits per day are allowed and group sizes are limited to ten persons. Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access): June 26, 2019: Wire Pass to Lee's Ferry - See 254 traveler reviews, 248 candid photos, and great deals for Kanab, UT, at Tripadvisor. Stunning views at every turn. Arizona Strip District. LATEST POSTS. There wasn’t a time when I felt claustrophobic or overwhelmed. Updated on August 6, 2019. Small areas of quicksand can also be found along the route. Buckskin Gulch presents numerous hiking difficulties such as miles of streambed strewn with small cobble stones making footing difficult, threats of flash floods, large and deep stagnant pools of cold water that may require swimming, and log and rock jams, such as the one encountered at Mile 14.5. We did not have those, so we self registered at the trailhead for a day use permit and started walking up the wash. Day 22: Buckskin Gulch - 23.90 Miles - From Kanab, UT To AZT8 - I didn’t sleep in and started packing at 6:45. 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I was expecting the narrows of Wire Pass to start immediately so it was a little confusing at first, but the wash actually stays wide for a mile or so before the narrows begin. It is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States and perhaps the entire world. 23 contributions 4 helpful votes. Storms more than 50 miles (80 km) away can send 100-foot-high (30 m) walls of water down the narrow canyons, and hikers have been killed in such events. Never trekked in such an environment before. It is the longest and deepest slot canyon in the United States and perhaps the entire world. Once you get there it’s amazing! There is also a $6.00 fee per dog, per day. Also be careful as some areas are very rocky in the slots and an ankle can be rolled easily. 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