Grand Gulch Climber's Log

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TheEudaimonic - Feb 25, 2016 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2013

From Grand through Bullet  Sucess!

Excellent Trail, the ruins were breathtaking. Will return to hike Bullet in it's entirety.


Shaylee - May 27, 2015 4:43 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2015

Grand Gulch  Sucess!

Down Bullet Canyon and Grand Gulch and out Government Trail.


Misa - May 9, 2013 11:39 pm

bullet and sheiks canyon  Sucess!

bullet and sheiks canyon, nice robins

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - May 8, 2013 9:18 am

2 visits so far

i love this area, but the problem with Grand Gulch is they do not allow dogs.
I visited first time for a one day hike in winter down to kane canyon, and then recently hiked Shiek's canyon. My dog was waiting in the car.
They allow cows on trails, but not dogs.

However, the whole area is incredible rich in Native American history. There is so SO much to explore!


voxnihili - Apr 25, 2013 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2013

Ugly  Sucess!

What a hideous place. Everyone should just stay away...

Seriously, though, it was a great hike. The canyon is beautiful and fun, the ruins and rock art is amazing.

Went down Bullet and up Polly's (which was amazingly full of water).


blueshade - Jun 26, 2011 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Shieks to Bullet  Sucess!

Down Shieks to Grand and up Bullet- long day hike. Bullet (and Shieks) have some pretty long and boring parts at their upper ends. Several nice ruins and petroglyphs.


Props - May 31, 2011 12:12 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Bullet to Kane  Sucess!

Great day!


benbusack - May 8, 2011 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2011

Bullet to grand gulch for day hiking shenanigans  Sucess!

Hiked down bullet to green canyon. Day hiked to mollys island and back. Then up to sheiks (green mask!) and the thumb. Out bullet. Spread out over six days. Too much to see!


americanswiss - Mar 8, 2011 12:54 am

Grand  Sucess!

Descended three times. The Green Mask is creepy.


bryangast - Feb 7, 2010 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 1993

A perfect week  Sucess!

Spent time exploring Kane and Bullet canyons.


Digiclimber - Jun 3, 2009 5:20 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2009

Full circle  Sucess!

Damn this log hasn't been signed forever, Ive done this hike before but we just went in Kane Gulch camped and came out. This time we stashed our mountain bikes at the Bullet Canyon trail head and entered via Kane Gulch explored Kane Gulch, then exited via Bullet Canyon grabbed our bikes and rode the 7 mile back to my truck making a good 30 mile circle. everything went well except I think I contracted Giardia :(

One of my favorite hikes to do, I would like to explore Bullet Canyon more.

Amazing Anasazi ruins and artifact here!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 24, 2007 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2005

Grand Indeed  Sucess!

Went to Split level ruin via a descent into Todie canyon. It is not for the faint hearted. I missed a cairn and ended up corkscrewing under and between boulders before I made it to the canyon bottom. The rest of Todie canyon was a fun walk on the boulders and rocks that have tumbled into the running creek. Grand Gulch's brushy, mostly level trail brings you right into some ruins, and right under others, depending on which branch of the erratic trail you take. I had never heard of Grand Gulch before planning this vacation, but I would reccomend it as a MUST.


e-doc - Dec 14, 2006 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 1996


My understanding wife allowed me to spend a month on the Navajo Reservation at Sage Hospital in Ganado and clinic during my 2nd year of my training. Spent 3 of 4 weekends backpacking and hiking. My last weekend a medical student and I drove up to Natural Bridges NM, hiked the loop under all 3 bridges and camped. The next day we \drove south and did a short hike in the upper gulch and headed back through the Monument Valley. I wish I had more time to explore the Gulch. What a great place!

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Oct 30, 2006 5:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2006

Grand Gulch  Sucess!

October 27th through October 29th. Perfect time of the year to visit this canyon. The ruins were incredible.


tarol - Sep 1, 2006 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2000

Beautiful!  Sucess!

Dayhiked into Collins Canyon to the Narrows... Saw no one else and loved it! Hope to return someday to see more.


jfrishmanIII - Aug 26, 2006 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2000

Splendid  Sucess!

Dayhiked Collins Canyon, cold day. Also hiked up from the river on several trips when I was young.


Cortez - Aug 26, 2006 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2005

Kane Gulch to Bullet Canyon  Sucess!

A wonderful outdoor museum. I hope this region will remain a special place for those lucky enough to see it in pristine condition.


klwagar - Aug 22, 2006 12:19 am

Eerie place  Sucess!

Did the canyon in a whirlwind trip of 2 days including as much side stuff as we could. Caught in a bit of a flash flood - pretty spooky place to be when water is pouring down

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Aug 17, 2006 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2003

Great Backpack

Lead a backpack.


mountaingazelle - Aug 13, 2006 5:31 pm

Grand Gulch  Sucess!

Kane Gulch - Bullet Canyon (April 20-22, 2001) Three day backpack in this nice canyon area in Cedar Mesa. Explored the ruins and petroglyphs along the way. I recommend this place for anyone who enjoys Anasazi history.

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