Willis Creek - GSENM

Willis Creek as you can see is just magnificent! It's located off Skutumpah Road (between Mt. Carmel Jct. and Cannonville) in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It's only a couple of miles before you would run into Sheep Creek, but you can follow that to Bull Valley Gorge (another spectacular slot canyon in the Staircase) or visa versa. Combine the three and you can have a long day hike or an overnight backpack. There is a cool stream that runs through Willis Creek. That along with the high walls makes this a great summer hike.


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lcarreau - Jan 3, 2008 2:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: You are welcome,

I think MOST are glad! In my humble opinion,
GSENM is a National Treasure, along with Zion,
Bryce, Cedar Breaks and Grand Canyon!

I'm one of those who can shead heat easier than retaining it. But ... I'm also one who
thinks the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Go figure!!!


tanya - Jan 3, 2008 3:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You are welcome,

It is a treasure! Not only for recreation but for scientific reasons as well. The locals tend to feel that it is their land though, but in reality it belongs to everyone in the US, not just those that live here near it.


lcarreau - Jan 3, 2008 6:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Aaaaaaaaah !

Had to think about that one for a moment! You're right, Tanya! When I was inside Zion National
Park, I was humbled by the awesome SPLENDOR. And at the Visitor Center, I did feel like I was a part of something ... part-owner!!! Then, AFTER I LEFT Zion, I felt like an average tax-paying American, and my wallet was just a liittle bit lighter.(Actually, I had to CHECK to see if my wallet was still there!) My heart was
lighter too, knowing I had spent time in an incredible place. Now, I just need to refill
my wallet! Such is life in the wild, wild west! Thanks for giving me some inspiration!
: > )


tanya - Jan 4, 2008 1:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Aaaaaaaaah !

We do pay for our lands for sure. ;p


lcarreau - Jan 4, 2008 11:11 am - Voted 10/10

Yes !

Apparently, freedom is not free. : )


Corax - Jan 16, 2008 5:46 am - Voted 10/10

Golden walls

I haven't visited many canyons in my life. Seeing your photos makes me want to see some more.


tanya - Jan 16, 2008 8:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Golden walls

It's a different world inside those high walls. Usually chilly, dark and often barren of most thinks usually seen in nature, but they have a beauty all their own.


Corax - Jan 16, 2008 11:10 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Golden walls

It's a different world inside those high walls.

That's what I find interesting. I'm so used to the wide open spaces of the high plateaus of the world and it would be nice to explore "a new world".

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Pack Addict - Dec 18, 2008 6:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Wicked Cool!

Looking canyon.


PereRamon - Apr 1, 2010 10:54 am - Voted 10/10


More than amazing...

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