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Canyoneering Sams Mesa Box Canyon - Robbers Roost Canyoneering Sams Mesa Box Canyon

Robbers Roost

Overview

RATING: 3A

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

68 | 44

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 16 to 29 mph.

66 | 43

Mon

A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

55 | 39

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 67.

67 | 39

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 65.

65 | 43

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall (hot in summer)
RAPPELS: 0-2 to 15 m ( 50 ft. )
WATER: Generally little / none.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

68 | 44

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 16 to 29 mph.

66 | 43

Mon

A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

55 | 39

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 67.

67 | 39

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 65.

65 | 43

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Typical Scenary - Sams Mesa Box

Typical Scenary - Sams Mesa Box

Seldom visited, Sams Mesa Box Canyon makes a great outing for beginners or those looking for a less technical outing in Robbers Roost. The canyon is not very technical with two rappels, though most will downclimb the first, and the two slot sections are both short. That said, the canyon is beautiful and well worth visiting. Two options are presented. The short version visits all of the good stuff, and only takes 3-5 hours. There is also a slightly longer version that continues down, seeing more of the canyon, and returning in 5-7 hours.

The area, situated away from more visited areas, also offers some of the best camping in the Roost. Expect solitude, wild burros, and coyote howls. Sams Mesa Box Canyon is one of my favorite areas to camp and has amazing sunrise and sunsets with views of the Henry Mountains in the distance.

Second Slot - Sams Mesa Box

Second Slot - Sams Mesa Box

First Slot - Sams Mesa Box

First Slot - Sams Mesa Box

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