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Overview

RATING: 3A

Sat

58 | 30

Sun

64 | 33

Mon

66 | 37

Tue

58 | 30

Wed

62 | 32

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SEASON: Any, hot in summer
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear
RAPPELS: 1 - 10 m ( 33 ft. ) (bring 10 m ( 33 ft. ) of webbing or a 20 m ( 66 ft. ) rope, the anchor is back from the edge)
WATER: None.
FLASHFLOOD: Low

Sat

58 | 30

Sun

64 | 33

Mon

66 | 37

Tue

58 | 30

Wed

62 | 32

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Hells Hole Canyon from the north exit.

Hells Hole Canyon from the north exit.

My first rip through Hells Hole Canyon I came away with a bit of a “Meh” impression. The canyon has one short rappel but is otherwise open and easy walking. This is the type of outing that those seeking a highly technical slot canyon adventure are likely to be disappointed in. It is, however, excellent for taking beginners or families through that are looking for a less technical and shorter outing.

When I was trying to decide on a family friendly short canyon to take my preschooler on, this one immediately jumped to mind. At about 4 miles, the hiking distance is mellow, and the one short rappel works well for beginners with its relatively easy start and being less than vertical. My daughter found the outing delightful, and it left her eager to do another canyon, exactly what I was hoping for!

Note: Access is generally possible in carefully driven cars. The last 1/2 mile can be rough but can also be walked if needed. Given the easy access and low flashflood potential, this makes a nice outing if weather has thwarted your other plans.
Ruby enjoying Hells Hole Canyon

Ruby enjoying Hells Hole Canyon

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