Hike in Death Hollow, Escalante River – Utah, US

Hike in Death Hollow, Escalante River – Utah, US

Death Hollow, Death Canyon or Little Death Hollow is a slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in central Garfield County, Utah, United States. It is located on the East side of the Escalante River southeast of the town of Escalante, Utah. Not to be confused with the much longer and deeper Death Hollow upstream and directly to the east of the town.

The Escalante River is a tributary of the Colorado River. It is formed by the confluence of Upper Valley and Birch Creeks near the town of Escalante in south-central Utah, and from there flows southeast for approximately before joining Lake Powell.

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We hiked over 24 miles on sandy, muddy and not very well maintained trail. We crossed the river many times, bush waked our way until we made it out after several hours.

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Video Source: Death Hollow & Escalante River – FULL HIKE from Alejandro’s Adventures on Youtube ⁄ CC BY