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Coyote Gulch

Swiss Cheese Falls in Coyote Gulch

Coyote Gulch is an amazing 3-day backpacking trip down a picturesque canyon. Along the way are 4 arches or natural bridges, close to a dozen waterfalls, Indian petroglyphs, and miles of beautiful scenery.

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Waypoints

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
Red Well Trailhead -111.146477 37.429779  
Hurricane Wash Trailhead -111.132027 37.385403  
Jacob Hamblin Arch Trailhead -111.048637 37.392536  
Fortymile Ridge Trailhead -111.008957 37.403786  
Confluence -111.058212 37.4203  
Jacob Hamblin Arch -111.0432691370638 37.41920683625862  
Spring -111.0424573362461 37.41994741187001  
Swiss Cheese Falls -111.0394982481581 37.41734327959612  
The Gap -111.0323402809852 37.41546443343109  
Coyote Natural Bridge -111.0277184612406 37.41644202138366  
Pictographs and Artifacts -111.021484 37.41563  
Black Lagoon -111.0212201509816 37.41772201135255  
Waterfall -111.0082453316799 37.41829947813389  
Cliff Arch -111.0075682003985 37.4197652562338  
Waterfall -111.0019949423106 37.42059900329603  
Waterfall -111.0026776925073 37.42128620596369  
Spring -111.0028681650118 37.42196567615615  
Waterfall -110.9956483434009 37.42343981296978  
Turnoff to Crack-in-the-Wall -110.9872207341814 37.42816070090012  
Escalante River Confluence -110.980881 37.427818  
Steven's Arch Vantage Point -110.9784669693603 37.43050505770788  
Steven's Arch -110.9794622769602 37.433455335327  
Crack-in-the-Wall -110.985001 37.419281  

Trip Report: September 25-27, 2014

Trip Report: August 10, 2016

Trip Members

Jeremy Dye, Abe Mitchell, Riley Mitchell, Logan Castro, Mason Solt

Trip Time

Day 1

11:00 Depart Red Well Trailhead

4:45 Jacob Hamblin Arch

7:00 Swiss Cheese Falls and Camp

Day 2

9:30 Depart Camp

10:00 Coyote Natural Bridge

11:00 Indian Ruins

3:00 Escalante River Confluence

3:15 Steven's Arch Vantage Point

7:00 Coyote Natural Bridge

9:00 Jacob Hamblin Arch and Camp

Day 3

8:00 Depart Camp

9:00 Confluence

2:00 Red Well Trailhead

Description

We hiked Coyote Gulch from the Red Well Trailhead to the Escalante River Confluence and back in 3 days as part of our 2016 summer camp for Troop 601. Shortly after we started our hike, it rained really hard for about half an hour. There were all sorts of waterfalls coming down the slick rock. We considered hunkering down to wait out the storm but decided to just keep walking. The hike was a lot longer than the boys were expecting, and they had a pretty tough time of it, but they all made it through. We gave some fun nick-names to everyone:

Jeremy - Mosquite Slayer (for killing 4 mosquitoes in one swat)

Abe - 

Riley - Wrong-Way Riley (because we caught him walking the wrong way when he had to go to the bathroom)

Logan - 21 toes (because he walked barefoot a lot of the way)

Mason - Chasin' Mason (because he walked the fastest)