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Buckskin Gulch


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Buckskin Gulch


Paria Canyon is home to the longest canyon in the world - Buckskin Gulch. Our 3 day trip is the perfect way to travel in much of the slot canyon without having to spend too much time away from civilization - as if that's a bad thing. The itinerary below is the simpler of two options - an out and back from White House Ruin or a one way through Wire Pass and out White House Ruin. The latter is a much more challenging option (wet, cold, little sun, prone to flash flood and narrow) but worth it if you are ready and willing. Either way, Buckskin Gulch pictures will get you all the Instagram likes your heart desires, and memories to last lifetime. If you are interested in the Wire Pass option, please contact us at 480-857-2477 for details and cost.

Day 1

After our drive up to Southern Utah, we begin our 7 mile hike from the White House Ruin at the upper end of Paria Canyon, into the Paria Narrows and to the confluence of Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon. The first few miles are usually dry, but expect to be walking through Paria River the majority of the day. Once we get to camp, we will get dry and take in the unique surroundings. Here is where we camp for two nights.

Day 2

Today take a break from the backpacks and explore Buckskin Gulch and other areas in Paria Canyon. We will hike up Buckskin as far as we can through the deepest part of this canyon. There are points at which you can touch both walls of the gulch. The group will then hike further down the twisting Paria Narrows through 400 foot tall red sandstone cliffs and clear flowing springs.

Day 3

After breakfast, we pack up and hike out the same way we came in - this time up stream! But the overall elevation isn't so bad - just a few hundred feet. And just because we are hiking the same 7 miles as we did on day one, don't think the scenery is the same because it isn't. We guarantee you will see at least 2 things you didn't notice on first passing. Once at the vehicle, we get out of our wet gear again and drive back to the hotel in Scottsdale.


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Trip Cost Per Person
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3 Day

What's included?

  • Round trip transportation from Fairfield Inn Scottsdale North (Phoenix area).
  • All permits, fees and taxes.
  • All food while on the trail prepared on the trail by your guide.
  • Double occupancy tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, trekking poles. A single tent is available for an additional $50.
  • An unforgettable experience! 

Our prices do not include guide gratuity (15% to 20% of the tour price is recommended).

Booking and Cancellation Policies
A deposit of 50% of the total trip price is due upon the booking of a trip. The balance is due no later than 60 days before the date of departure and will be charged to the card on file unless otherwise specified. If you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, the following fees apply and are due to Just Roughin' It at the time (prior to departure) we receive written notice of your cancellation. 

More than 120 days                                                             25% of trip cost
120 to 61 days                                                                    50% of trip cost
60 days or less                                                                   100% of trip cost

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Upcoming Trip Schedule

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The below dates are not necessarily set in stone, so if there are dates that work better for you, send us an email and we'll see what we can do about setting up a different trip date for you! Please note that dates listed below that are 4+ months in advance of your trip date are not guaranteed until permits are released by the park service, BLM, etc. It is best to not make additional travel arrangements, i.e. flights, until we have confirmed your dates. Yep, this is for real!

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3 daysOct 7,2017 - Oct 9,2017$950Book Now / More Info
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3 daysJun 2,2018 - Jun 4,2018$950Book Now / More Info

Not seeing the dates you want? Send us an email and we'll see what we can do. Please note that dates listed above that are 4+ months in advance of your trip date are not guaranteed until permits are released by the park service, BLM, etc. It is best to not make additional travel arrangements, i.e. flights, until we have confirmed your dates. Yep, this is for real!


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