Witches Gulch


Useful Information

Location: Part of Upper Dells Boat Tour.
Upper Boat Dock: 107 Broadway.
Lower Boat Dock: Jct Hwys 12 13 16.
Open: APR to MAY daily 10-16.
JUN to Labor Day daily 8-19.
Labor Day to Mid-NOV daily 10-16.
[2020]
Fee: Adults UDS 32.02, Children (4-11) USD 16.01, Children (0-3) free.
Groups (20+): Adults USD 23-10, Children (4-11) USD 9.37, School Pupils (4-17) USD 9.37.
[2020]
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension:
Guided tours: D=2h.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Upper Dells Boat Tour, 107 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965, Tel: +1-608-254-8555. E-mail: E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.

History

2016 access by land prohibited.

Description

Witches Gulch is a narrow gorge which is developed by an elevated wooden path. The gorge is only accessible from the Wisconsin River through the Upper Dells Boat Tour. This boat tour shows cliffs, dramatic rock formations and two exclusive shore landings at Witches Gulch and Stand Rock. Stand Rock is another impressive geotope, rock towers with large cap stones which are a result of sandstone erosion. The site is advertised as the site of the world-famous dog leap, which seems to me us rather unknown. Two of the towers are close enough a dog could leap from one to the other.

Only a few years ago it was possible to visit the gorge from the land side. You may still find posts on the web from before 2016 which state that you can park at River Rd at the upper end, pay $5 and walk in. But now you must book an expensive boat tour to visit them. However, thats free enterprise.