Sawtooth Canyon | Dirty Devil

Canyoneering Sawtooth Canyon - Dirty Devil Canyoneering Sawtooth Canyon

Dirty Devil

Overview

RATING: 3A I

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 101. West southwest wind around 3 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

101 | 69

Sat

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 101. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

101 | 69

Sun

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.

99 | 70

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.

98 | 68

Tue

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.

99 | 68

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SEASON: Any, hot in the summer
RAPPELS: 0-2 - 25 m ( 83 ft. )
WATER: Generally little
FLASHFLOOD: Low except in a very short section

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 101. West southwest wind around 3 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

101 | 69

Sat

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 101. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

101 | 69

Sun

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.

99 | 70

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.

98 | 68

Tue

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.

99 | 68

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Ice Cream Cone on the approach

Ice Cream Cone on the approach

Sawtooth is one of the short, mini-slot canyons near Beaver Canyon. The canyon itself is very short, with not much to recommend it, and its short nature. Did I mention the canyon was short?!?! The camping near and at the trailhead, however, is sublime. With big views into the deep Dirty Devil River canyon and Robbers Roost across the way. It makes a good primitive camping destination, with a short after dinner canyon thrown in to pass the time.

The canyon has no rappels, though a variation is occasionally done that adds 2 rappels at the very end to get down to the Dirty Devil. This is not particularly recommended. A little high stemming and a few sorta-tricky downclimbs make this not appropriate for rank beginners, but intermediates should have no problem.

Slot section of Sawtooth

Slot section of Sawtooth

Optional Raps in Sawtooth

Optional Raps in Sawtooth

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Benign, Sawtooth, and Bingo Canyon.

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