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Coyote Gulch adds new waste disposal requirements

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GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — Due to larger crowds and the lack of toilets at Coyote Gulch, hikers in that area of the Escalante backcountry will now be required to pack out their own solid waste.

Hikers must use a portable waste containment bag. Such bags should be specifically designed to treat human waste and capable of being closed securely.

Appropriate items can be found in the Glen Canyon Natural History Association at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center. Waste containment systems must be disposed of in proper trash receptacles.

The directive is per Glen Canyon National Recreation Area policy for all slot canyons where a 300 foot minimum distance from water sources is not achievable.