New Waste Disposal Requirements for Coyote Gulch Visitors

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Date: June 15, 2015

Due to increased visitation and the lack of toilets at Coyote Gulch, hikers in the popular Coyote Gulch area of the Escalante backcountry will now be required to pack out their own solid waste using a portable waste containment bag. Appropriate products should be specifically designed to treat human waste and capable of being closed securely. These items can be found in a variety of locations, including the Glen Canyon Natural History Association at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center. Waste containment systems must be disposed of in proper trash receptacles. This is per Glen Canyon National Recreation Area policy for all slot canyons where a 300' minimum distance from water sources is not achievable. 

For more information about backcountry permitting for the Escalante Canyons and appropriate sanitation options, contact the park by email at e-mail us or stop by the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center in Escalante, Utah. Visitors to these and all areas of the park are reminded to visit safely and with respect.  


Last updated: June 19, 2015

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