LENGTH: 6-8 Hours
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear - Wetsuits in all but hottest conditions.
RAPPELS: 2 to 6 m ( 20 ft. ) - 15 m ( 50 ft. ) rope recommended.
WATER: Generally a fair amount of wading and swimming.
SEASON: Spring through Fall
Gravel Canyon is one of the Cedar Mesa classics. The narrows are fantastic, with an impressive ruin near the end. Although a classic, your unlikely to see others in this area. Expect a long canyon with incredible scenery. There is good camping all along the approach road. All-in-all, when combined with Cheesebox, this is a great area to spend a few days.