Grand Gulch Anasazi Ruin

Upper Grand Gulch
Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon

Cedar Mesa
Backpacking

           Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon is one of Utah's finest backpacking trips. Along the route you will see Anasazi ruins consisting of cliff dwellings, granaries and rock art. The prehistoric Anasazi culture occupied the canyon between 700 and 2000 years ago. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

Circle of Friends:
          Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Castle Ruin Looking into Grand Gulch

General Information:
          Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon contains many outstanding ruins and is normally done as a three day backpack. The route can be done in two days by strong hikers or stretched out to four or more days by those wanting to explore the canyon in detail. The ruins are accessible year round in good weather.

          A GPS is extremely useful in verifying you are on the correct route and in locating specific ruins. Navigation for this route is moderate. Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon is rated 1A VI using the Canyon Rating System.

Split Level Ruin

Permit:
          A BLM Backcountry Permit is required to backpack Upper Grand Gulch. Please review the BLM Backcountry Permit page for details on reserving and obtaining a permit.

Turkey Pen Ruin

Maps:
          All the ruins I know of are correctly noted on the maps, these ruins range from a few scattered remnants to outstandingly well preserved archeological finds that will amaze you. I know of no other maps available to the public that are as complete and detailed as the maps provided to members of Climb-Utah.com.

Green Mask Panel

Trailhead Information:
          The Trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in good weather.

Jail House Ruin Perfect Kiva

Day Hike Information:
          Most of Upper Grand Gulch can be done is sections as a day hike.

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