Buckskin Gulch is the longest and deepest slot canyon in North America, and possibly the world. Located between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona, the canyon is roughly 13 miles long. As one hikes from the Wire Pass trailhead toward the confluence with the Paria River, Buckskin Gulch is rarely wider than a 2-lane road, but becomes more than 800 feet deep. Overnight permits are possible (in good weather) and must be reserved in advance, but day hikes into the canyon require no reservation and the Wire Pass trailhead is the recommended starting point for both adventures. (I am an experienced rock climber and have attempted the Middle Canyon trailhead. I do not recommend that route without climbing gear, as it is steep rock that is often covered in sand.)

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