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RATING: 3A/B

Wed

91 | 70

Thu

88 | 68

Fri

90 | 66

Sat

91 | 67

Sun

93 | 67

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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

Wed

91 | 70

Thu

88 | 68

Fri

90 | 66

Sat

91 | 67

Sun

93 | 67

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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!

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