From Escalante, Utah, drive some 40 miles down Hole in the Rock road to Red Well trail head. These falls are about 9 miles in from the trail head.
Call me impulsive, but sometimes Iâ€™ll visit a location after seeing only a single photo of the place. In May 2011 I decided to backpack through Coyote Gulch, Utah, thanks to a spectacular shot of the place by photographer Michael Anderson. This was my first southwest backpacking experience and it did not disappoint: The gulch was rife with soaring walls, massive amphitheaters, gigantic rock arches, and even a number of waterfalls. What made the experience truly unique was the backpacking itself. There was hardly a trail, per se, but rather all the hiking was done in the sandy-bottomed wash that flowed through the canyon. Itâ€™s hard to beat hiking barefoot in 80Â° water through a southwest desert paradise.