In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. – Charles Lindbergh
To access this beautiful trek we will drive through Cedar Mesa, Utah into Polly’s Pasture, on Polly Mesa, where the Government Trail trailhead sits on the western side of Grand Gulch. You’ll take an enjoyable stroll through piñon-juniper forest intermingled with sagebrush flats before descending into the Grand Gulch Canyon via the Government Trail.
Tall canyon walls arise from the north as each step carries us further into the canyon with multiple layers of sandstone decorated by ancient people with their pictographs and petroglyphs. You will see Polly’s Island, Big Pour Off Spring, and Bannister Ruin. Ancestral Puebloan ruins, cliff dwellings, and rock art greet you along the way. Each day will be spent exploring these tangible reminders of the distant past in a lush, remote wilderness setting. Before ascending up Collins Canyon, we will take a side trip to The Narrows. It is such a unique feeling to walk between close canyon walls and to look up at a ribbon of sky carved by the undulating rim above. Collins Spring will be your point of egress where your transportation will be waiting to return you to Durango.
TREK: Customizable ~ 3 days, 16 Miles
WHEN: Spring and Autumn 2016 – Contact us for availability
RIGS: My Gear $175/day/person
P&C Gear $215/day/person
Fully Supported $255/day/person
DISCOUNT: 20% off subsequent trekkers of the same rig optionREGISTER NOW