Buckskin Gulch Climber's Log

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hans.schenk - Oct 22, 2017 11:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2017

Wire Pass to Whitehouse  Sucess!

Absolutely incredible and well worth doing! Did this as an overnight - made it from Wire Pass to the confluence of Paria Canyon in 9 hours with plenty of picture taking. Waded about 24 pools - a couple up to our waists. Saw 2 rattlesnakes & 3 tarantulas in Buckskin Gulch, and a dead deer in Paria Canyon on our way to Whitehouse Trailhead the 2nd day. Glad we didn't filter water out of the Paria. My recommendation - do this hike!


Judd97 - Feb 8, 2017 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2016

Awesome  Sucess!

Awesome trip from Wirepass to Whitehouse. Beautiful in that canyon.


mtneering - Feb 3, 2017 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

Great day trip

Nearly walked to Arizona and back that day!


awhite28 - May 23, 2016 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2016

New Year's  Sucess!

Great way to start off the new year!


royanderson - Sep 7, 2014 6:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

Wire Pass Mud Slog  Sucess!

I hiked this with my brother as a planned overnight down and back to the confluence. We went in at Wire Pass four days after a major flash flood and found many pools and constant, tiring mud. The first pool was the deepest, requiring carrying our packs on our heads. Due to the mud, our shoes were practically worthless so we chose not to go down the rockfall. The canyon was very interesting and the return to Wire Pass was much quicker than our initial exploration.


dpsiebert - Jun 20, 2014 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

wire pass

Only hiked maybe 1/2 mile in Buckskin, but I'll be back for the whole enchilada.


aprovance - May 12, 2013 9:57 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Great lighting  Sucess!

I've hiked Buckskin a couple of times, the first time, there was no water in Gulch, not even in the Cesspool, which was awesome. This most recent trip had a little more water, but it made it more exciting! Hiked from Wire Pass to White House in a little over 9 hours. Great hike!



CoreyBurba - Aug 4, 2012 7:53 am

Wire Pass  Sucess!

First slot canyon. Wonderful!


blueshade - Jun 26, 2011 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011

Buckskin  Sucess!

Nice, easy slot canyon. Just a stroll down the canyon, only one little unavoidable pool when I did it (well almost unavoidable- a very difficult chimney or scramble will keep your feet dry). Very nice for a newbie.


benbusack - May 9, 2011 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Mud skin Gulch  Sucess!

Good times.


americanswiss - Mar 8, 2011 12:52 am

Buckskin  Sucess!

A lot of history. Unique backpacking trip.


ShinLV - Feb 6, 2011 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Wire Pass to the White House & Lees Ferry  Sucess!

The first time I did this in 2009, we backpacked from Wire Pass and camped one night in the canyon. Then hiked out White house.
It was beautiful overnight backpacking trip.
Wire Pass to White House overnight backpacking Trip Report

The 2nd time we did this in 2010, we also started from Wire Pass then camped 3 nights in the canyon. Then hiked out Lees Ferry. It was still end of April and we got bad weather forcast. Thus I carried wetsuits for just in case. (fortunately, I didn't have to use that)
I brought ceramic water filter that I had to clean up every time I pumped up because its so muddy. Must bring empty plastic bottle for keep the water until all the mud sank down at the camp spot.
Wire Pass to Lees Ferry 4days backpacking Trip Report


WaterGuy - Aug 8, 2010 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2005

Buckskin gulch / paria canyon  Sucess!

Such a fun hike. 40 miles in 4 days. Bring plenty of water. There were some nice springs coming out of the cliffs but the last 18 miles the only water was the muddy Paria, which was pretty much impossible to filter.

Jerry L

Jerry L - May 12, 2010 4:18 pm

Buckskin Gulch  Sucess!



seth@LOKI - Apr 25, 2010 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2002


With SP'r Rasgoat.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Nov 4, 2009 3:08 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2000

Need more time  Sucess!

There is some great country just over the walls of the canyon


BLong - Sep 14, 2009 11:04 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2009

Great Loop  Sucess!

Did this classic canyon on an extended trip with some other Paria area hikes. What a beautiful area.


jmc - Apr 19, 2009 10:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2009

cold and fun  Sucess!

Hiked upper Buckskin from the trail head down several miles, but not quite to Wire pass. We intended to go down Buckskin and then up Paria, but snow and thunder heads convinced us to take the more conservative route down the Paria to the confluence and then explore up Buckskin. We made it up almost to the middle exit. The rock fall is currently an easy 6' high scramble, under, then over some boulders.


tarol - Mar 18, 2009 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2009

Fabulous  Sucess!

Hiked down Wire Pass and then up Buckskin Gulch through the narrows. Fabulous scenery, great weather, and lots of wildlife. We saw Deer, jackrabbits, and very friendly lizards who weren't at all scared of us :)


goofball - Oct 15, 2008 10:24 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Nice place  Sucess!

Too much to see ! Its intoxicating.

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