Grand Gulch (Kane to Bullet) Water Availability

JamesBur

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Howdy. In a week I’m doing a 4 day backpacking trip from Kane Gulch trailhead to Bullet Canyon trailhead in the Grand Gulch area of Utah. Has anyone stopped by recently and can give me an update on the water situation? I’ve heard that the Toadie Canyon, Coyote Canyon, and Sheikh’s Canyon springs are all pretty reliable, but I wanted to hear what your experience was so I know how much water to bring. Also, does Jail House spring have water? Cheers in advance
 

Bob

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best to call ranger station...they are usually up to date on water
 

IntrepidXJ

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I was there at the beginning of April. Todie was dry. We found one small nasty pool of water in Todie Canyon that I would have only used in an emergency, so we continued on and found a pool that was slightly better that the Pourover. Coyote Canyon was flowing and good. We didn't stop at Sheiks but heard from others that it was good. We found water at Jailhouse that was OK.

We ran into Alicia in Coyote Canyon, and she told us the rangers told her that there was plenty of water the entire way, which was not the case: https://www.girlonahike.com/backpacking-kane-gulch-to-bullet-canyon-cedar-mesa.html

...so don't completely trust the word of the rangers...
 

Stickerbumper

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Just came thru the area two days ago. Most springs between Kane and Bullet were dry as of Sunday. We packed in 8L each and that was plenty for two days.

Upper Bullet has some, but very murky water. Upper Kane looked good, but I guess nobody would use either water source anyways?!

We heard from people that they found some water in Coyote and Sheiks, but I can't confirm that and I'm even less sure about the quality.

Have fun!
 
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