Early Spring Backpacking in Utah?

Maggie Bachrodt

New Member
Feb 11, 2016
I am looking to do a short, 3-4 day trip in South East Utah the first week of March. I did Dark Canyon in March last year, and it was awesome- looking for something similar, but maybe a tad easier. Any suggestions? Ideally BLM land.
I usually try to get out the first weekend of March each year to see if I can find any fresh leaves. Anything around Glen Canyon is usually awesome. Lower Escalante, Capitol Reef, Trachyte Creek, etc.
Lower Grand Gulch would be good in early march. First green of spring