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The beginning trailhead at Kane and the ending trailhead at the exit of Bullet Canyon are approx 8 miles apart.  What options have you used to get back to the Kane Ranger station if you solo hiked the route where the shuttle vehicle option is not available?   I know hiking the 8 miles is always an option but wanted to explore other options....bike?  hitch?  etc.
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There's not a lot of traffic up there, but hitching is an option.  Twice I've hired a shuttle, but it was a group, and splitting five or six ways makes it a lot more reasonable.

Also, if you choose (or are forced) to walk the road, there can be quite a few loose cattle along that stretch.
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I've only done that hike once, at the beginning of May, but I ended up walking the road (while several dozen cars passed by as I tried to hitch a ride).  It wasn't so bad -- the cattle were friendly!
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I did that hike last may, only in reverse.  In doing research here on backpacker, posters informed me it wasn't hard to get a ride (they see your backpack, they know your a hiker), but  I took an old bike with me anyway.                 Dropped my wife and gear off at Bullet, then drove my car back to the RS.  Got my bike out and started to pedal back to Bullet.  Only got about 300 yards when a truck pulled up beside me (had seen me leaving the RS) and gave me a ride to Bullet. (I left the bike beside the road)  Turned out he was with a large group going in Kane and out Bullet, and they were leaving a shuttle vehicle at Bullet.               At Bullet, another couple had just finished and were hoping to catch a ride (or walk) to Kane and their car.  The hikers who gave me a ride gladly took these two back to RS.       When we finished our hike 4 days later at Kane, I saw my bike by the bike rack.  It may still be there (blue with duct tape seat)   At the RS were lots of other backpackers and dayhikers.  JUST ASK.  The worst they can say is no.
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We did the same route as you   We went hoping that we would meet someone at the ranger station going the other direction. It worked out great.   I followed them down to Bullet Canyon and left my truck there and drove their truck back yo the RS and left it there for them.
I made the trip at the urging of a friend. On the way back home I called him as soon as we got back into cell phone range to thank him for insisting that I make the trip
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