Hiking and Backpacking Utah's Coyote Gulch

4 Days | Hike past stunning sandstone structures on the most popular trail in Utah – the Coyote Gulch

Walking & trekking
USD $1,740
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Take on one of the most popular hiking routes in Utah – the Coyote Gulch in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This trekking trip is a true digital detox, as you’ll walk through sandstone structures that give you a glimpse of the land’s past by day and camp under a blanket of stars by night. Walk through Navajo sandstone walls that lead to cottonwood groves, cross flowing creeks to intimate waterfalls and explore Native American ruins of ages past, left by the Fremont people – the original dwellers of this land. Feast every night on backcountry meals after full-day hikes that give you the opportunity to see what Glen Canyon was like before being flooded by Lake Powell. Traverse underneath amazing arches, over a natural bridge and end with a memorable ascent out of the canyon.  

Trip overview

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St George, United States
St George, United States
Walking & trekking
United States
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Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 6
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike the striking red, orange and yellow sandstone landscape that is Utah’s Coyote Gulch – this is the most popular hiking trip in the state.
  • Get back to basics and immerse yourself in nature, camping every night underneath a blanket of stars and experiencing a true digital detox.
  • Explore fascinating ancient ruins and pictographs of the Native American Fremont people that used to call this area their home in 1300 AD.
  • Camp in a dramatic landscape overlooking the spot where the Escalante River and Coyote meet, peering through the sandstone of Stevens Arch.
  • Trek past intimate cascades and waterfalls, deep overhangs and natural bridges and finish with an exciting ascent out of the canyon, across a stretch of signature Utah slickrock.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip, so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hikes ranging in distance from 2.5 to 6 miles (4 to10 km) per day plus optional day hikes, with a total trip distance of up to 16 miles (26 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 800 feet (244 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a backpack weighing approximately 30 to 35 lbs (14 to 16 kg).
  • The public agencies that oversee this region require that everyone hiking Coyote Gulch pack out all solid waste, including human waste. We provide resources and training to make this manageable and efficient.
  • You must be able to fit through a 18 inch (45 cm) ‘crack in the wall’ on the final day of this tour. To test whether you can fit through, we recommend opening a door to 18 in (45 cm), turning sideways and shuffling through the opening. You must also be able to safely navigate a tight corridor that involves a climb up and over a rock shelf and manoeuvre your body weight in this condensed environment.


Map of Hiking And Backpacking Utah's Coyote Gulch including United States Of America



4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Private vehicle


Backcountry camping (3 nights)

  • Upper Coyote Gulch Hike
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Coyote Gulch
  • Coyote Gulch Canyon Hiking
  • Native American Ruins Hike
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Coyote Gulch to Stevens Arch Hike
  • Crack in the Wall Hike

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Important notes

1. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

2. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details

4.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

5. A pre-trip orientation meeting will take place at 5:00 PM on the day before trip starts in St. George, Utah. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip starts to specify the orientation location. Early on the morning of day 1 your guide will pick you up at your hotel for transport to the trailhead. This trip concludes at approximately 7:00 PM on the last day.

6. A single tent is provided to all solo travellers at no extra cost.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking and Backpacking Utah's Coyote Gulch
USD $1,740