Sand Wash (aka Red Cave) |

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Canyoneering Sand Wash (aka Red Cave) - East Zion Canyoneering Sand Wash (aka Red Cave)
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TICKS & TODOS: 27 Todo Lists / 1 Ticks
RATING: 2A/B
LENGTH: 4-6 hours
GEAR: A short rope may be helpful for beginners.
WATER: Generally a few shallow pools that can be avoided with some creativity.
FLASHFLOOD: Low/Moderate
SEASON: Any, hot in the summer
Thu Hi:72 Lo:43 Fri Hi:69 Lo:45 Sat Hi:62 Lo:36 Sun Hi:69 Lo:36 Mon Hi:73 Lo:40
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Thu Hi:72 Lo:43 Fri Hi:69 Lo:45 Sat Hi:62 Lo:36 Sun Hi:69 Lo:36 Mon Hi:73 Lo:40
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If it weren't for the difficult access, Red Cave would be immensely popular. It is still popular as is, but the access deters many. The hike can be done as a loop, or each fork explored individually from the bottom. The loop hike can be brutally hot in the summer, but exploring up the bottom of each fork and returning is very do-able year around, and family friendly.

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