Canyoneering Route Description Area
Coconino National Forest,
Death Valley National Park, California.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada.
Mount Charleston, Nevada. - In the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
Mead Nat. Rec. Area, Nevada / Arizona.
Fire State Park, Nevada.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
Dirty Devil Area, Utah.
Cedar Mesa, Utah.
State Park, Utah.
North Wash, Utah.
Poison Springs, Utah.
Robbers Roost, Utah.
Ticaboo Mesa, Utah.
Trachyte Creek, Swett Creek
and Woodruff Canyon area, Utah.
Zion National Park, Utah.
Dixie National Forest - Pine Valley Dist., Utah.
River Gorge, Arizona.
Listed in Utah since it is an isolated part of Arizona and in the
surrounding area of Zion.
Canyons not in the above areas.
Before going to a canyon it can sometimes be helpful to know
what the current conditions are. One place is
Canditions.com. Another option is to check
canyoneering forums like the the
Canyon Collective or various Facebook groups. If you want to give back to the community in some way take
the time to post a canyon condition after your trip.
Many of the canyon routes are not named on
traditional maps. People in the
canyoneering community name the canyons to help communicate
route information and locations. In many cases there are
multiple names given to the same canyon. Stefan Folias has
put together a
Canyon Name Data Base to help keep track of these
differing names in the Utah area.
Some feel that "too much" information in a route description will ruin the
surprise. I have tried to gear the information for those that want a lot of
information as well as those that only want the basics like length of route,
longest rappel and what gear is recommended. At the top of each description
are the General Comments, Quick Facts and Map sections. These sections will
give you all the basic information needed at a glance. If you want
more, scroll down past those sections for more details.
It is my intent to make
the information useful to those with and those without GPS. GPS is
very helpful and sometime almost needed. But the route descriptions
are also intended to be used by those without GPS as a step by step guide
through the canyon. Keep in mind errors can occur and you should
always "think" about what you are doing and not blindly trust mine or anyone