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Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

Tara in the Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch.

The Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch is an excellent family-friendly hike up a narrow canyon. While not technically a slot canyon because you can't touch both walls at the same time, the canyon walls are narrow and very tall.

Access to the Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch is via the hole-in-the-rock road, which starts between Escalante, Utah and Boulder, Utah. Passenger cars can most likely make it to the parking area as long as recent storms haven't eroded the road too much. From the parking area, hike north down the hill. There are several "trails" so take your pick. At the bottom of the hill, you will enter the dry fork wash. On your left (northwest) will be the mouth of the Dry Fork Narrows. Walk up the canyon as far as you want to go and return the way you came.

While you are in the area, consider visiting Spooky Slot Canyon, Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon, and Brimstone Gulch.

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Waypoints

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
TURN1 37.4666516 -111.2239595 Turn 1, 26.2 miles down Hole in the Rock Road
CAMP 37.4662378 -111.2059334 One good place to camp
PARK 37.4768015 -111.2201705 Park
DFBOT 37.4812382 -111.2176675 Dry Forks Bottom
DFTOP 37.4834545 -111.2249238 Dry Forks Top
PBBOT 37.4816014 -111.2166066 Peek-a-Boo Bottom
PBTOP 37.4852864 -111.2166052 Peek-a-Boo Top
SPTOP 37.4851380 -111.2094564 Spooky Top
SPBOT 37.4814013 -111.2093207 Spooky Bottom
JUNC1 37.4761991 -111.1970365 Junction #1
LBBOT 37.4873471 -111.1932913 Lower Brimstone Bottom
LBTOP 37.4930344 -111.1906222 Lower Brimstone Top
LIBOT 37.4747478 -111.1950517 Little Canyon Bottom
LITOP 37.4769922 -111.1933339 Little Canyon Top

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Trip Report: June 18, 2011


Brimstone Gulch, Little Canyon, and Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch at EveryTrail

After our hike to Brimstone Gulch and Little Canyon, Zac and I met up with Arianne, Tara, and Savannah at the mouth of Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch.

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

Since we were already there, we decided to hike the Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch even though the girls had just barely finished it.

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch is a fun and very easy hike through a shaded, sandstone canyon.

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

While not a true slot canyon, it is still very narrow and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

The canyon floor is covered with sand and gravel that make the walking very easy for most of the trail.

Dry Fork Narrows Coyote Gulch

The entire canyon is only about 0.6 miles long.

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch
Dry Fork Narrows Coyote Gulch
Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

We turned around shortly before the canyon opened up. There was a cool log wedged between the two canyon walls about 30-40 feet off the ground.

Dry Fork Narrows Coyote Gulch

A butterfly (moth?) on the return trip.

Dry Fork Narrows Coyote Gulch

It took us 25 minutes to return to the car. That means that Zac and I explored 3 canyon in 5 hours and 20 minutes for a total of 8.1 miles.

Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch and Peek-a-Boo Canyon

We then went to camp to hang out for a while, then we went to Batty Pass Caves.

Trip Report: March 28, 2015