Ridgetop wrote:Can someone please tell me if the month of February would be a good month for a hike of "part" of this long canyon and also recommend a guide. Just want a half a day hike or so. Thanks, Lisa
I agree with the cold/frigid water comment above. If you have difficulty accessing the BLM site, look here >>> http://www.blm.gov/nhp/info/security_tls.htm
I would also recommend, when in that area, that you go and explore Coyote Buttes (North) - you can spend a whole day out there and just scratch the surface.
A couple of links, in addition to ones that can be found on THIS site, that you may find useful.....>> http://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/buckskin_gulch/trail_description.html
You should consider the Paria Guest Ranch ( http://www.pariacampground.com
) as a base, when in that area (they're 1 mile west of the Ranger Station on 89. They have showers, horseback riding, camping, climbing wall, laundry, etc. Easton is the proprietor - tell him Kurt said "Hi" Easton might even horse back you to the seldom visited "Middle Trail" into the Buckskin. That way you'd be entering right in the midst of the "meat" of the Buckskin.
You can download a map & trail guide FOR FREE here >> http://www.amwest-travel.com/awt_mapload.html
. The BLM in Kanab will also mail info to you upon request.
I have been through the Buckskin a dozen times - it never ceases to leave me in awe.