Wire Pass Trailhead
|Wire Pass Trailhead|
|Elevation||4870 ft (1484 m)|
|Latitude||37° 1′ 8.76″ N|
|Longitude||112° 1′ 29.52″ W|
|Location||Kane County, Utah, US|
|USGS Topo Map||Pine Hollow Canyon|
|Facilities:||Parking and Restrooms – No water|
Wire Pass Trailhead is the gateway to some spectacular scenery and hiking, including The Wave and Buckskin Gulch. The trailhead is located in Paria Canyon–Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area of southern Utah and northern Arizona, about halfway between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona. Located about 8.3 miles (13.4 km) south of US 89 along House Rock Valley Road on the Utah side of the Utah–Arizona border in Utah, the road is normally accessible in a passenger vehicle, though the dirt road turns slick and muddy with rain.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) limits access to the North Coyote Buttes Wilderness Area to just 20 permits per day. Ten of the permits are available in advance by reservation online, and the remaining ten are made available the day before at the Paria BLM Station from March 15 to November 14 or the Kanab BLM Field Office from November 15 to March 14.
The day hike to Wire Pass Narrows requires a $7 per person, per day fee paid at the trailhead. There is no permit system for this hike, and any number of users can hike to these narrows. The hike begins opposite the trailhead in the wash. Following the wash northward takes you to the Wire pass narrows and subsequently to Buckskin Gulch.
There is a pit toilet at the parking lot but no campsites. There is a campsite with pit toilet 2 miles (3.2 km) further south down House Rock Valley Road.
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- Buckskin Gulch routes and trailheads
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wire Pass