Buckskin Gulch, Paria Canyon,

& Wire Pass

The Buckskin Gulch is a fourteen-mile slot canyon. Listed as one of the top ten hikes in the world by National Geographic Explorer a few years back, Buckskin Gulch is recognized as one of the longest slot canyons in the world. Doing the entire twenty-one mile loop can be a challenge and an endurance experience for most people. However, there is a two-mile canyon called Wire Pass which contains a mile of narrows and then joins the Buckskin Gulch. Our strategic partner, Paria Outpost & Outfitters, can take you there, see the slot canyon and then climb out to visit the North and South Teepees, great formations that lie just outside the permit area of the Coyote Buttes.

For the more adventuresome traveler, we can guide you through the entire section of Buckskin Gulch, starting at Wire Pass and ending at White House Trailhead. This is a 2-day trip through an extremely remote, rugged, and beautiful landscape most people will never visit. You will be required to scramble down a 40 ft rock fall as part of the hike. Also, since this is a slot canyon there will be water anywhere from ankle deep to waist deep; in the past we have had to swim through some pools. In our opinion, this is one of the premier slot canyons in the world and worth every mile of the 21-mile experience.

If you don't think that you will be satisfied with the 21-mile experience, we can guide you through the entire canyon, starting at Wire Pass, through Buckskin Gulch, and finally through the Paria Canyon to Lee's Ferry. This 33+/- mile hike can take anywhere from 3 to 5 days depending on your individual preference and physical capabilities. With over 250 stream/river crossings, slot canyon, and other geological wonders, this will be a hike full of memories that will last a lifetime.

These canyons are open year-round, but are best hiked in the spring or fall. Summer will be brutally hot in some sections and in the winter you will need additional gear to remain warm through the canyon as you get wet. Guests are responsible for permit fees.

Terms and Conditions


Tour Inclusions:

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation To And From The Trailheads
  • All Meals (Participants Can Provide Their Own Food)
  • Dry Bags
  • Camping Equipment (If Required)


Please contact for pricing.

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