Canyoneering Route Description Area List


Coconino National Forest, Arizona.


Death Valley National Park, California.


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada.

Mount Charleston, Nevada. - In the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.

Lake Mead Nat. Rec. Area, Nevada / Arizona.

Stateline Hills, Nevada.

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.


Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

Escalante, Utah

Dirty Devil Area, Utah.

Cedar Mesa, Utah.

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah.

North Wash, Utah.

Poison Springs, Utah.

Robbers Roost, Utah.

San Rafael Swell, Utah.

Ticaboo Mesa, Utah.

Halls Creek, Utah.

Trachyte Creek, Swett Creek and Woodruff Canyon area, Utah.

Zion National Park, Utah.

Dixie National Forest - Pine Valley Dist., Utah.

Virgin River Gorge, Arizona. 
Listed in Utah since it is an isolated part of Arizona and in the surrounding area of Zion.

Various Canyons

Canyons not in the above areas.

Canyon Conditions

Before going to a canyon it can sometimes be helpful to know what the current conditions are.  One place is  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.

Canyon Names

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 else's beta.