Backpacking Utah’s Neon & Choprock Canyons Day 2, April 2017

Unique pothole arches, stunning canyons, narrows, and rock art—Utah’s Escalante River at its finest Distance: 22.5 miles round trip for the three day backpack described here     Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,200′ elevation loss from Egypt to Escalante River, numerous river crossings for the route described here Best season: spring and …

Backpacking Utah’s Neon & Choprock Canyons Day 1, April 2017

Unique pothole arches, stunning canyons, narrows, and rock art—Utah’s Escalante River at its finest Distance: 22.5 miles round trip for the three day backpack described here or 9.5 mile round trip day hike to Golden Cathedral from Egypt TH    Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,200′ elevation loss from Egypt to Escalante River, …

After the Flood: Escalante River Backpack Day 2

Redrock canyons, a large natural bridge, and rock art await in this desert oasis  Distance: 19 miles  Type: car shuttle required  Difficulty: normally moderate hike made more difficult by recent flooding  Best season: spring and fall Day two of our Escalante River backpack (click here for day one) began with stargazing and a cup of …