The Hayduke Trail
The Hayduke isn’t really a trail -- it's more of a route. The route takes you across the Colorado Plateau starting in Arches National Park, UT and ending in Zion National Park, UT. For a brief moment, the Hayduke drops into the Grand Canyon, adding a unique loop with much beauty to the overall design of the route. From what we've understood, the folks who put the Hayduke together wanted to give hikers the most remote experience possible. Because of this design, the route poses many challenges, including navigation and access to food and water along the way. What we'd read felt true -- the Hayduke isn’t a route designed for the first time backpacker.