Jackass Creek |

Marble Canyon

Canyoneering Jackass Creek - Marble Canyon Canyoneering Jackass Creek
Marble Canyon

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Overview

RATING: 3A
LENGTH: 3-5 hours

Fri

104 | 75

Sat

103 | 75

Sun

103 | 75

Mon

101 | 76

Tue

99 | 76

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SEASON: Any, hot in summer
GEAR: Rapelling and Ascending Gear
RAPPELS: 1 - 12 m ( 40 ft. )
WATER: Generally none.
FLASHFLOOD: Low/Moderate

Fri

104 | 75

Sat

103 | 75

Sun

103 | 75

Mon

101 | 76

Tue

99 | 76

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Jackass Creek is a nice introduction to the Marble Canyon area. It's mostly easy going, with beautiful towering walls and colors. The motivated can wander up its two side forks to fill out the day a bit. All-in-all, a really nice hike for those with a little rappelling experience.

The canyon is often done without technical gear, with hikers hand-lining down and back up the 12 m ( 40 ft. ) drop mid-way down to the river. For my karma, I would recommend rappelling and ascending gear.

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