Witches Gulch

Not for the Claustrophobic!

Only accessible by boat, Witches Gulch, a narrow slot canyon in southern Wisconsin is an interesting and beautiful hike that makes you wonder if you are still in the Midwest.

Several boat tours will take you to Witches Gulch, and once there, a two mile loop hike will lead you through a hardwood forest and through slot canyons where at some points, you can actually touch both sides of the narrow canyon walls. Water has worn away the sandstone rock as it flows out into the Wisconsin River leaving behind raw natural formations.

I’m not a big fan of narrow spaces although I have hiked through slot canyons in some of the big national parks out west, but finding Witches Gulch in Wisconsin was exciting. Unlike the dry desert terrain of the southwest, Wisconsin Dells is green, lush and humid. The slot canyons are cool and temperate due to the running river and waterfall, making for an easy hike.

If you’re looking for a fun adventure on both boat and land, head for Witches Gulch. You won’t be disappointed.

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