(Update as of June 20, 2016, please read before attempting to ride here: http://geogypsytraveler.com/2016/06/20/not-all-grass-is-therapeutic-at-snake-gulch/ )
This was our second ride based out of Kanab, Utah. We and our horses stayed at the Litl Bit Ranch http://www.litlbitranch.org/ Great facility and wonderful hosts. This ride is about half way between the north rim of the Grand Canyon and the Utah border. Very remote.
For driving directions, GPS coordinates refer to: http://www.zionnational-park.com/snake-gulch.htm
This reference not only provides coordinates for trail heads and roads, but for the major pictograph sites. This canyon has hundreds of pictographs, petroglyphs and some granaries.
Here is a link to GPS tracks and some other helpful descriptions: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6986122
For more photos and information:
Also http://trailskanab.com/snake-gulch/ has some more information and photos.
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|Almost there. Some driving on gravel dirt road.|
|Actual parking area 4 miles from the photo above. No facilities here. Photo courtesy Julie Heavirland.|
|The road that added 4 miles to the trip. We ended up not having to ride back up, because Cowboy Bob hitched a ride with someone else and came back down with the trailer.|
|The trail begins. Keep in mind, this is best done in spring or autumn. No shade and no water.|
|Entering the Kanab Creek Wilderness|
|Our first sighting of pictographs.|
|Our second sighting of Pictographs and where we stopped for lunch.|
|Table rock further into the canyon. Most of the group stopped here for lunch. Photo courtesy of Julie Heavirland.|
|Photo courtesy of Julie Heavirland|
|Headed back out|
|In the middle portion of the photo, you can see the trailers parked at the trailhead.|