Willow Gulch

Hikers must be willing to walk in water. The hike begins at the Willow Gulch trail head off of the Hole in the Rock road. From Escalante, drive 5.0 miles east on Hwy 12, then 43.0 miles south on the Hole in the Rock road, then 1.5 miles east on road 276 to the trailhead parking area. Road 276 is on the east (left) side of the road approximately 1.0 mile south of Sooner Wash. This is a moderate 3.0 mile round trip hike to Broken Bow Arch and back. From the trailhead, the route heads east past a pedestal rock with a large flat top, the “Mortar Board,” and down a sandy hill into Willow Gulch. Pay attention to landmarks at canyon junctions for your return trip. Continue downstream 1.5 miles to the arch.

Map: USGS 7.5 minute quads: Sooner Bench and Davis Gulch.

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