The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream featuring endless sandstone canyons, waterfalls, natural arches, hanging gardens and ancient Native American ruins. The Boulder Mail Trail traverses the Death Hollow Wilderness, a one-of-a-kind slickrock playground featuring incredible scenery and expansive views. This is an overland route that was originally used in the early 1900s to deliver U.S. mail between the remote towns of Escalante and Boulder. Now seldom visited, this wild and unique wilderness offers outstanding opportunities for quiet and solitude. You will hike across great expanses of Navajo sandstone studded with ponderosa and pinyon pines, cross several canyons including Death Hollow and Sand Creek and camp in world-class scenery. After crossing the Death Hollow Wilderness, the hike continues with a 14-mile trek through a stunning section of the Escalante River gorge complete with natural arches, cliff dwellings and ancient rock art. This outstanding Utah backpacking tour is a perfect trip for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path backpacking adventure in a truly magical landscape.