The Hayduke Trail Reference

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It’s now been just over ten years since Mike Coronella and Joe Mitchell published the guidebook for The Hayduke Trail. Since that time the route has become increasingly popular and each year I get more and more questions about the route since it overlaps with many of my treks. Hence, it seemed time to create my own Hayduke Reference Page with details on the route along with variations, shortcuts, and worth-while diversions.

I’ll keep this page updated with posts of use to Hayduke Hikers. It’s not meant as a complete reference, but just one based on my previous hikes. If something isn’t linked yet, it just means that more information should be coming soon. And, as always, feel free to write me for any specific information as I love chatting about this stuff! (Jamal@AcrossUtah.com)

Happy Hayduke-ing!

Note: curious readers may read my original thoughts on the route and learn how it inspired me. Also, easily access this page via www.AcrossUtah.com/Hayduke

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Browse content below or explore select content on the *new* Interactive Map.

Sections 1-2: Arches NP to Big Spring Canyon TH, Canyonlands


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Sections 3-4: Canyonlands to Hite to Poison Spring Canyon

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Lower Salt Creek

Peek-a-boo Trail to Salt Creek


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Section 5: The Henry Mountains

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The Henrys


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Rugged Canyon and Low-Elevation Henrys


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Section 6: Burr Trail Switchbacks to Hole-in-the-Rock Road

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Mid-Moody Canyon

Mid-Moody Canyon


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Above Red Slide

Above Red Slide

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East Moody Canyon

East Moody Canyon


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Section 7: 50-Mile Mountain and the Kaiparowits Plateau

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50-Mile Mountain

50-Mile Mountain

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Last Chance, Paradise and to Grosvenor


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Coyote Point

4-Mile Hollow, Wahweap Canyon and Coyote Point


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Section 8-9: Hackberry and Upper Paria to Bryce to AZ


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Camp just outside Bryce

To and Through Bryce

 

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Pre-Hike Drive to Set Caches

Cottonwood Road

Howling Wolf Arch

Stone Donkey/ Hogeye Canyons

Upper Swag and Lick Wash

Upper Swag or Starlight Cyn

 

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Sections 10-13: The Grand Canyon


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Horseshoe Mesa

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N. Kaibab Trail

Deer Creek Narrows

Thunder River to Deer Creek Falls

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Kwagunt Camp

Fishtail Mesa Saddle and Jumpup Canyon

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Section 14: Hack Canyon to The Barracks to Zion Canyon

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Echo Canyon

East Rim Trail and Echo Canyon


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Middle Barracks

French Canyon to The Barracks

Top of Separation Pass

Separation Pass and Jughandle Arch Route


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West Rim View

Trans-Zion Extension

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9 Comments

  1. Jamal,
    Thanks so much for all this information! This is an awesome resource.
    Happy Trails!

  2. More brilliant additions Jamal, what a great resource! Hope you have another wonderful hike this spring.

  3. Jamal, do you have any video on the Haduke Trail??

    • Yes and No. Many of the videos for my long hikes cover sections of the Hayduke, but I don’t have a single video dedicated to the HT. I’m currently going back and adding video reference links on the various guide pages to make it easier find corresponding video.

  4. Jamal,

    I’ve been watching your videos for weeks, and I’ve been consistently entertained and blown away by how well done they are. So I decide to come to your site and you happen to have everything in extreme detail! You clearly put a lot of effort into this and I just wanted to let you know you are doing a fantastic job. Your hikes are very inspirational. Keep it up!

    Thanks,
    Daniel

  5. excellent reference and the pix are right on, but now i have more alt routes to examine in 5 days

  6. This Hayduke site looks fantastic Jamal- I will keep coming back to check out new links you have added. Mouthwatering stuff thanks (and great design too)!