Twig Adventures

Hayduke Trail 2023

(currently in the planning stages)

“The Hayduke Trail is an extremely challenging, 800-mile backcountry route through some of the most
rugged and breathtaking landscapes on earth. Located entirely on public land, the trail links six of the
National Parks on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with the lesser known, but
equally splendid, lands in between them. Encompassed in the route are Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef,
Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National
Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and numerous National Forests, BLM Districts,
Primitive Areas, Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas. The Hayduke Trail is not intended to be
the easiest or most direct route through this incredibly varied terrain, but is rather meant to showcase the
stunning Redrock Wilderness of the American Southwest. Named after George Washington Hayduke III, a
fictitious character in Edward Abbey’s novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, the trail seeks to pay homage to
Abbey for his tireless defense of these fragile and threatened public lands and to heighten awareness and
promote the conservation of the wild places that he and so many other people have come to need and love.”
–Source: Official Hayduke Trail Webpage. Follow link for maps, brief section descriptions, thru-hiker resupply strategy, water sources and links to other useful, information-based websites.

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