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Journeys in Glen Canyon National Recreational Area should be measured by jaw-dropping moments, not quad-busting elevation—which is to say this 14.5-mile trek will keep your mouth hanging open for days. The trail descends through Navajo sandstone domes and open slickrock before entering Davis Gulch proper via chiseled steps and following a lush wash filled with sagebrush, yucca, and snakeweed.
You'll camp in stunning alcoves that were once at the heart of a thriving Native American civilization (they abandoned the area about 700 years ago), fill a memory card with pictures of LaGorce and Bement Arches, and get a taste of last known camp of Everett Ruess, an enigmatic writer and painter who disappeared here in 1934.
-Mapped by Kris Wagner