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RATING: Moderate Hike

Tue

Rain likely before 8am, then snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

46 | 36

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 45.

45 | 18

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 54.

54 | 24

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy.

59 | 30

Sat

A chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy.

56 | 32

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SEASON: Any, except spring runoff.
WATER: Generally little until reaching the Escalante River
FLASHFLOOD: Low

Tue

Rain likely before 8am, then snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

46 | 36

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 45.

45 | 18

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 54.

54 | 24

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy.

59 | 30

Sat

A chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy.

56 | 32

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Phipps Wash from the campsite - Phipps Wash

Phipps Wash from the campsite - Phipps Wash

Phipps Arch, with its nearly 85 foot span, is a very popular outing in the Escalante area. The hike offers a good introduction to the area, and makes a nice 1/2 to 3/4 day hike with varied scenery. The arch is stunning, and by doing the hike as a through hike, you get to experience the full spectrum of Escalante ecosystems, from the dry mesa top to the riparian canyon, and finally the Escalante river. This is one not to be missed.

Be warned, you will be crossing the Escalante River a few times. This is usually not a problem, but in spring runoff or after heavy rains it can be difficult! Check the level first. Also be warned, bugs can be epic in late spring! Bring repellent and long sleeves/pants during bug season.

Phipps Arch from behind - Phipps Wash

Phipps Arch from behind - Phipps Wash

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