Five Mile |

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Overview

RATING: 3B
LENGTH: 6-8 hours

Mon

43 | 29

Tue

42 | 24

Wed

41 | 24

Thu

43 | 24

Fri

46 | 26

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SEASON: Spring through Fall
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear
RAPPELS: 0-4 to 10 m ( 33 ft. )
WATER: Generally some pools, wetsuit recommended in all but the hottest conditions.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Mon

43 | 29

Tue

42 | 24

Wed

41 | 24

Thu

43 | 24

Fri

46 | 26

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Tyler making the first rappel

Tyler making the first rappel

Icky Swim - Mark and Tyler

Icky Swim - Mark and Tyler

Five Mile is one of the trio of canyons that descend off the Waterpocket Fold to the Notom road. Unlike its neighbors Burro and Cottonwood, Five Mile feels like it has many more open sections, though the slot sections are very good. Well worth doing, but I would put Cottonwood first on the list, Burro second, then Five Mile.

Note: In 2013, Five Mile was closed most of the summer for sensitive resource concerns. I assume it was for owl nesting, as we indeed did see an owl on our late fall trip. Call the visitor center ((435) 425-3791) to check closure status.

Stunning walls during the approach

Stunning walls during the approach

More smelly pools - Mark and Tyler

More smelly pools - Mark and Tyler

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