Be sure to have good hiking /
The weather will greatly affect the
trail as the rain will flood parts of the
wash. Be sure to know the weather.
Be sure to always hike this trail with
another person. Some parts are
difficult and require assistance.
This slot canyon is
beautiful so be sure bring a
camera and take the time to
This trail is located 13.3 miles south of Hwy 24 on the
Notom-Bullfrog Road. Trail Type
This is a slot canyon for hiking only. Distance
The length of this trail is 5.1 miles, (8.2 km) one way.
The elevation at the trailhead is 5167 ft. with an
elevation gain of 450 ft. Difficulty Moderate
This trail is moderate with some difficult parts where
most people will need assistance while climbing.
The terrain is mostly rocky. There are a few dry washes
and obstacles that would be difficult to negotiate alone.
The trail continues from the last mapped point into
Capitol Reef National Park.
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Sheets Gultch||38D 6'52.7" N 111D 4'14.68" W||38.114639||-111.070744|
Take in the Views
As the wash winds it will become increasingly
more narrow. 3.5 miles into the hike is a
beautiful vertical arch on the bench to your.
You can ascend the bench (20 feet) at various
locations and walk up to the Arch.
Get a Closer Look
Douglas Fir begin to appear on cool,
shaded north slopes, and the canyon walls
begin to change from the white Navajo to
the red Wingate. A good place to turn
around and come back would be six miles
in. Here are cottonwood trees that
surround a intermittent seep.
Do it at Your Own Pace
The most difficult obstacle along the route, another dry fall and
pool, is encountered 3.5 miles from the road. A good climber will
be able to negotiate this alone, but most people will need assistance
from another person. So make sure you donít rush and take
someone with you so you can complete the whole trail.