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RATING: 3A/B

Mon

41 | 29

Tue

39 | 23

Wed

38 | 23

Thu

40 | 23

Fri

43 | 25

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SEASON: Spring, Fall
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear, Pothole Gear
RAPPELS: 2 to 32 m ( 105 ft. )
WATER: Generally a few potholes. Wetsuit in cold conditions. Often dry after extended periods of no precipitation.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate/High

Mon

41 | 29

Tue

39 | 23

Wed

38 | 23

Thu

40 | 23

Fri

43 | 25

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The craggy upper Corrral Canyon

The craggy upper Corrral Canyon

Tucked in a remote corner of the San Rafael Swell, Corral Canyon is very infrequently visited. In Steve Allen's book Canyoneering The San Rafael Swell, he describes a hike in Corral Canyon:

"The canyon ends at a long section of rapidly falling potholes. They will be a challenge to future canyoneers."

Reading his description, of course, sparked my interested in the canyon. At the time a friend of mine had descended the canyon but had bypassed the infamous potholes via a high bench. This only added to the mystery.

We visited loaded for bear and found the canyon quite tame. The potholes require a bit of skill but are relatively straight forward. The canyon itself is much more open than many of the canyons in the Swell, and quite a different character. Charming, but not a canyon I'm likely to repeat very often. If you are looking for solitude, the camping near the trailhead generally has it!

Junk we cleaned from the last rappel.

Junk we cleaned from the last rappel.

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