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Bull Valley Gorge

Geological Attractions

At 100 feet deep by ten to fifteen feet wide, Bull Valley Gorge is one of the deepest and narrowest slot canyons within the boundaries of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Experienced explorers can look forward to a strenuous hike through several stunning miles of winding, Navajo sandstone narrows. Dry falls, choke stones, and wet conditions can make Bull Valley Gorge one of the more challenging slot canyons to navigate, although a permit is not required. One of the most unusual features visitors will notice is a pickup truck that went over the edge in 1954 and was left wedged in a section of the narrows beneath a bridge of boulders and tree trunks.

Visitors approaching from the north can reach Bull Valley Gorge by driving Skutumpah Road toward Johnson Canyon for about nine miles. The gorge is not signposted but you will cross over Willis Creek about 1.5 miles prior to reaching the gorge bridge. From Kanab, take US89 to Johnson Canyon/Skutumpah Road.

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