Wire Pass + Buckskin Gulch

Permit Required – One of the longest and deepest slot canyons on the planet, Buckskin Gulch goes on for miles and rarely gets wider than 20 feet. Temperatures within the canyon are much cooler than the surrounding sunny Red Rocks. You can often encounter puddles of water you’ll need to wade through.

Wire Pass
Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch
Buckskin Gulch Petroglyphs

additional details

Days Monday-Saturday
Duration 7-8 hours
Times 8am, 11am, 2pm ( only during the summer with longer daylight days)
Seasons Year round (weather permitting)
Permit Needed? No ***There is a $6.50/person BLM land use pass needed that we can obtain and add to your tour cost.***
Distance ~3 mile roundtrip (just to Wire Pass and back) with Buckskin ~6 miles roundtrip (depends on how quickly you want to go through the canyon in time allotted).
Difficulty 4.5 / 5     (  1 = easy  5 = very hard  )
Terrain Sand, sandstone, flat, shaded, some elevation incline, 15 foot drop in one location you have to try to scramble over (sometimes there is a ladder) OR the guide will take you on an alternate route.
Additional info It’s about 10 degrees cooler in the slot canyon so dress appropriately. Bring your own water for hiking.

pricing 7-8 hour tours

1-2 people $325
3 people $400
4 people $475
5 people $550
Additional people (per person) $75

***all tours are subject to 15% taxes and fees***

Request a tour

We are a family run business so our availability can vary. Please give us a call or fill out the information below to request a tour, date, and time and we will get back to you as soon as we can to schedule your tour (usually within 24 hours)!

Tour Type

12 + 3 =