The 16-mile trail through Buckskin Gulch, the primary tributary to Paria Canyon, is recommended for only very experienced hikers. Once inside this narrow canyon, there are few safe exits or camping areas, and flood potential is high during any rain. Buckskin Gulch presents numerous hiking challenges, such as miles of cobblestoned streambed, large and deep pools of cold stagnant water that may require swimming, and log and rock jams such as found at Mile 14.5. Passing this boulder jam safely may require descent with ropes. In this confined environment, campfires are prohibited and no drinking water is available. Hikers need to carry extra clothing for warmth and plenty of water for the trip. Safe terrain may be reached by an extremely difficult climb up the cliff walls at Mile 10.5. There are two access points to the trailhead, one is via US 89 between Kanab, Utah and Page
, and the other is US 89A between Fredonia
and Marble Canyon
. Fees, reservations and permits are required.