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1 trip Upper Three Fingers Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/02/2024
Great canyon!
1 trip Hyde Draw - Central Swell
Date: 04/30/2024
Fun canyon, water level in the pothole was high enough that we didn't need a pack toss, just a simple partner assist.
1 trip Upper Greasewood - San Rafael Swell
Date: 04/29/2024
The beta listed is still using info from prior to the road closure. Expect to add 1 mile each way of hiking along the old road. The canyon also takes longer. My partner and I took 8 hours car to car and we were booking it once we realized we weren't going to make the estimated time.
1 trip Stem School Canyon - Capitol Reef
Date: 09/07/2023
Lots of scree near the top.
1 trip Bow and Arrow Canyon - Potash Road
Date: 05/28/2022
Quick fun canyon. Get there early to avoid guide companies.
1 trip Monoxide (aka Dragon) - Poison Spring
Date: 04/30/2022
Both forks completely dry. East fork 1 star, west fork 3 stars.
1 trip Lost Angel Canyon - Angel Point
Date: 12/23/2021
Great trip! The canyon is entertaining but the real value comes from the hikes in and out. Gorgeous views the entire way!
1 trip Angel Cove Slot - Angel Point
Date: 12/22/2021
Nice short outing, can make for a fun day if combined with other canyons in the area.
1 trip Angel Slot - Angel Point
Date: 12/21/2021
Fun canyon, the south fork known as Angel's Advocate is the more exciting option. It adds a handful of larger rappels and joins up just before the deepest/narrowest section of Angel Slot.
1 trip Wonderland Canyon - Capitol Reef
Date: 05/15/2021
Fun canyon but I don't think it is 4th class. Anchor options are limited but not all that difficult and rock shuttling wouldn't be overly difficult if needed. The canyon sees a lot of sunlight so unless it is a cold day (less than 70F) a wetsuit will just make you uncomfortably hot.
1 trip Fire Canyon - Capitol Reef
Date: 04/24/2021
Fun canyon, it has quite a bit of variety to keep things interesting. It is a long steep hike to get there but it is so worth it if only for the views.
1 trip Behunin Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 04/09/2021
Fun canyon. The social trail to the first rappel isn't nearly as social as you'd expect. Plan on a bit of bushwhacking, but certainly worth it.
1 trip Slideanide Canyon - Poison Spring
Date: 03/06/2021
Even with first timers the downclimbs were pretty simple. Bring a handline for people that want one but leave the rope and harnesses at the car. This was my least favorite of the Poison springs canyons but it does have a really scenic and fun section near the bottom.
1 trip Mystery Canyon - Zion East Side
Date: 09/01/2018
Fun canyon. I prefer canyons with a bit more climbing but it was still incredibly scenic and enjoyable. We did the car shuttle and it made for a much longer day than if we done the longer approach.
1 trip Yankee Doodle Canyon - Leeds
Date: 08/18/2018
It was very full of water with several swims. I took my cousins family and we had a good time but it was a bit much for the kids that weren't into climbing. All in all a fun canyon but not quite sure it is great as a "family friendly" canyon unless your family is already very outdoorsy.
1 trip Pine Creek - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 08/17/2018
Great canyon. I took a group of 4 through, two of which were cold even in wet suits while two of us we're just fine without them. So if you are particularly warm blooded (and it is hot out) you shouldn't have a problem but if you get cold easily make sure you bring a wet suit.
1 trip The Wives - Capitol Reef
Date: 06/15/2018
Always some fun canyons. 3 and 5 are great. Wouldn't recommend the rest.
1 trip3 trip Sunglow Canyons / Trail - Bicknell
Date: 06/14/2018
This makes for a great hike but not spectacular canyons. Works well for teaching first timers so not all bad.
1 trip The Black Hole of White Canyon - Hite
Date: 06/09/2018
Water level was very low.
1 trip North Fork of Robbers Roost - White Roost
Date: 04/14/2018
Great canyon, long approach and exit that can be really hot in the afternoon.
1 trip White Roost Canyon - White Roost
Date: 03/24/2018
Did the East Fork with a group of 4 people. ~5hrs without the car shuttle. It had rained the day before so the pools were bigger. The pool at the bottom of the last rappel was neck deep on the only person in our party that went in.