Canyoneering Route Description

Teeny Tiny Loop - 4A II (III)
Ticaboo Mesa, Utah.

Quick Facts

04-28-15, 2 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 6.5 hours) Pictures Icon Time includes long break overlooking Lake Powell.

Time Required - 4 to 6 hours
Distance - 4.7 miles Total, 0.3 miles Technical
Rappels - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 80 feet.  (2 Raps in Teeny to 50 feet and 1 rap in Tiny at 80 feet)
Elevation Range - 4900 - 4030 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Miles Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Gear Used for Canyon

Rappelling and anchor gear, Ropes and or pull cords for rappels up to 80 feet and 30 feet of 1 inch webbing in case you find a need.

General Comments

Tiny Tiny Loop is a route on Ticaboo Mesa that will get you off the beaten path, travel through two very short slots and offers a 0.8 mile round trip side trip to an incredible view point overlooking Lake Powell. The Tiny Tiny Loop is not a destination if you are looking for maximum canyon time but is worth doing if you want a relaxed pace, good scenery and a touch of canyon fun mixed in.  The two short slots on the Teeny Tiny Loop are called Teeny Canyon and Tiny Canyon.

Teeny Tiny Loop is an overall easy route but is rated a 4 in technical difficulty due to the need of using a Sandtrap.  Potshots will likely never be needed but one should be on hand in the event a couple of the potholes scour out making escapes difficult.

Driving Directions

To get to the Trailhead

Note:
There are a lot of roads in the Ticaboo Mesa area.  It is difficult to make driving directions simple so a good look at a map is recommended before driving out there the first time.

The parking spot for Euphrates is the same as for Montezuma and Tripoli Canyon and is about 10.9 miles from the highway on dirt roads.

The junction of highways 95 and 276 is about 26 miles south on highway 95 from Hanksville Utah. 

From the junction of highways 95 and 276, drive south on highway 276 for 25.6 miles to the turn off for a dirt road on the left (east) side of the road (extTicaboo1).  This exit is between mile markers 25 and 26.  Turn left (east) onto the dirt road and drive east.

About 1.5 miles down the dirt road is a junction (TicabooDP-01) to a side road on the right going south.  Continue past the junction driving east on the dirt road.

About 2 miles farther will be another road junction (TicabooDP-02) for a faint side road on the right going south.  Continue past the junction driving east on the dirt road.

About 0.3 miles farther is a road junction (TicabooDP-03) to a side road on the left.  Continue past the side road. 

Just after this side road is a fork in the road.  The forks rejoin after a few hundred feet so you can use which ever you like.  Going right on the drive in seems to be the smoothest road.

 The major drainage the road crosses just after the fork is part of the upper portion of Smith Fork.

About 1.7 miles farther will be a junction (TicabooDP-04) to a side road on the right running south.  This road junction is close to Wild Horse Spring.  Continue past this junction and drive north east.

About 0.3 miles farther is a junction (TicabooDP-05) for a side road on the left going north.  Continue past this junction driving north east.

About 0.5 miles farther is a junction (TicabooDP-06) for a side road on the left going north.  Continue past the junction driving north east.

About 0.9 miles farther is a junction (TicabooDP-07) for a side road on the right going southwest.  Turn right and follow this side road toward Seven Mile Creek area.

About 700 feet farther is a fork in the road (extWarmSpring).  At this fork stay left to continue toward the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek.

About 0.4 miles farther is another fork in the road (ext7MileCkEB).  Veer right (more south) to continue toward the East Branch of 7 Mile Creek.

About 1.0 mile farther is a junction (7MileCkEBDP-01) where a side road joins in from the left.  Continue straight (south) past the side road.

About 0.5 miles farther is a jog in the road (7MileCkEBDP-02) near an old stock pond.  Veer left to continue south.

About 1.1 miles farther will be a wide pull out on the left side of the road (pkHardDayHarvy).  Continue past this turnout as the road winds and begins to travel more east.

About 0.8 miles past the turnout is road junction (pkEuphrates).  Park near this junction where you can get off the road.

Note:
Continuing left (north) at this junction goes over toward FiddleStix and to the right is a short spur road to a wide area to park. 

To leave the Exit Vehicle / Escape Pod

No exit vehicle is needed.  This is done as a loop route.

Maps - - - - GPS coordinate information listed at the bottom of this route description.

For information about my waypoint naming convention and map symbols, refer to the Glossary page.

Map Link Icon
Click the links for maps of the route.
Map of the drive into the route.
Map of the entire route.
Map of the Teeny Tiny Loop and the side trip to a Lake Powell Over look.
Zoomed in map of the Teeny and Tiny Canyons.

Details

The Approach:
From the parking spot (pkEuphrates) walk southwest about 250 feet to where you can start dropping (wEuphrateRP-01) down from the level you parked on.  Work your way down the slope to the next level then continue walking southwest to the top of a rubble pile (wEuphrateRP-02) then route find your way to the bottom of the rubble hill.

From the bottom of the rubble hill turn left (east) and walk along the top of the slick rock just below the dirt for about 0.2 miles until you are just under a point (TeenyTiny01).

From that point (TeenyTiny01) continue walking northeast just under the base of the cliff band for about 1100 feet over to under the next point on the mesa. Staying high and following just below the dirt makes for the easiest travel.

From that next point (TeenyTiny02) walk south east down the slope away from the cliff band. As you walk follow down the slope next to a shallow drainage with a little vegetation. The goal is to get to a small valley about 0.32 miles away that can almost be seen from the point.

Example Pic. Walk down the slickrock and find your way to a small valley about 0.32 miles away.

When you get to the small valley (TeenyTiny03) veer right (south) and walk up a short sandy drainage that turns to slickrock about 180 feet away.

Note:
There are a couple short but steep dropping slots to the north of here but neither seemed to elicit a desire to go down them when we looked at them.

After about 200 feet the small drainage turns from sand to going up slickrock (TeenyTiny04). Continue south up the slickrock with a 4 foot and a 6 foot upclimb (both easy) along the way. The drainage will slowly veer left to travel more south east and finally top out on a small saddle a little over 500 feet up from the small valley.

From the small saddle (TeenyTiny05) continue down the drainage to the south east about 200 feet to where it opens up to another wide open sandy area.

When it opens up (TeenyTiny06) turn right and walk up the slick rock to another small saddle about 250 feet away.

Note:
For an alternate choice with a scenic treat walk across the open sandy area about 650 feet to get a great view over toward Lake Powell. If you choose to do this you can just walk south around the hill to meet up with the route you would have used if going up over the saddle.

Example Pic.

From the small saddle (TeenyTiny07) walk and scramble your way south down the slickrock then into a dirt area and over to the head of a large drainage about 300 feet away.

When you get to the head of the large drainage you are at the top of Teeny Canyon (yTeenyTp).  Bypass this upper portion of Teeny canyon by walking right (west) to a ledge to walk around this upper section and drop into Teeny Canyon a little farther down.

Example Pic.

The narrowest spot (TeenyTiny08) on the ledge 400 foot long ledge is about 4 feet wide.  The ledge traverses from the head of Teeny Canyon over to a wide flat dirt area. When you get to the wide dirt area, walk southwest about 100 feet to the other end where you can then scramble down.

From the southwest end of a wide sandy area (TeenyTiny09) after traversing along a ledge. Scramble south down loose rock and dirt down about 100 feet to slickrock below. Once down to the slickrock level route find your way south along the slickrock around a point into a small side drainage which can be used to get down into Teeny Canyon.

From the small side drainage (TeenyTiny10) scramble down the small drainage / runnel here to the floor of the canyon.

The Canyoneering / Technical Section - Teeny Canyon:
When you get down to the canyon floor (TeenyTiny11) turn right to walk south about 40 feet to rap 1.

Rap 1 (dTeenyR1-2) is anchored from a small bush about 30 feet back and drops about 25 feet down a vertical drop to a sandy floor.

Rap 2 about 60 feet down canyon of rap 1 is anchored using a sandtrap and drops about 50 feet to a very large sand filled pothole. A little over 100 feet after rap 2 is the start of a narrow slot.

Shortly into the slot is an easy stem style downclimb (TeenyTiny12) of about 15 feet down into a corridor a little over 200 feet long.

About 300 feet down canyon is an easy downclimb of about 20 feet (TeenyTiny13) then continue into more open corridor.

About 200 feet down canyon is a downclimb of about 15 feet (TeenyTiny14) into another crack then another downclimb of about 15 feet again. From here walk about 350 feet to where the drainage turns right (south) and a small side drainage joins in from the left (yTeenyBt).

After Teeny Canyon - Choose Side Trip or Continue to Tiny Canyon:
From the bottom of Teeny Canyon where the small side drainage joins in from the left (yTeenyBt) you can take a side trip out to a great scenic overlook with good views of Lake Powell or continue over to Tiny Canyon.

To go out to a great view point over Lake Powel......
The side trip is about 0.8 miles round trip south.  Walk south down the drainage about 500 feet to a shelf (TeenyView01) in the wash of about 20 feet that is easily bypassed on either side.  Continue down the drainage another 750 feet to a huge drop / shelf (TeenyView02) in the wash. Leave the drainage at the huge drop and route find your way southeast about 700 feet to the top of the cliff looking down over Lake Powell (sTeenyView).  If you like seeing the survey markers in an area there is a survey marker (Teeny-BM) near here if you look around.

After enjoying the views and or a lunch break walk back to the bottom of Teeny Canyon to continue the route.

Approach to Tiny Canyon from the bottom of Teeny Canyon:
From the bottom of Teeny Canyon (yTeenyBt) start scrambling west up the base of the sandstone point on the RDC side and route find your way up the slickrock roughly paralleling back up Teeny Canyon on its RDC side.

Example Pic.

From the base of the cliff (TeenyTiny15) it is steep for about 70 feet then the slope gets much more gentle. As you continue up stay as far left / up as possible and work your way up to the west about 500 feet to where you have good views down over toward the top portion of Teeny Canyon you bypassed on the approach.

From where you can see down toward the upper portion of Teeny Canyon to the north and are almost topped out on a slickrock hill (TeenyTiny16) continue to Tiny Canyon by turning left and walk south about 100 feet to a shallow saddle.

Note:
If you want to exit without doing Tiny Canyon you can route find your way down to the the approach route above Teeny Canyon and reverse the approach route to exit.

From the shallow saddle (TeenyTiny17) travel south down slickrock to a sandy area about 350 feet away.  Then walk across the sandy area to the start of a slot (yTinyTp) which is the top of Tiny Canyon.

The Canyoneering / Technical Section -  Tiny Canyon:
From top of Tiny Canyon (yTinyTp) the first part of the slot is a narrow walk through for about 100 feet to a downclimb.

The downclimb (TeenyTiny18) is a stem style downclimb of about 12 feet followed by a more difficult downclimb of about 10 feet that may require a partner assist for some. At the bottom of the 10 foot downclimb is a sand filled pothole to cross that would be easy to exit if scoured out. On the other side of the pothole is a drop down into another pothole with rap 1 on the other side of the pothole.

Note:
The drop into this third sand filled pothole when we visited in April of 2015 was about 6 feet with a vertical exit on the other side. At the sand level we had it was an easy climb out of the pothole but if sand scours out of this pothole it will be difficult to exit and a potshot may be needed.

Rap 1 (dTinyR1) is anchored using a sandtrap in a pothole and uses about 80 feet to go over two drops with a pothole part way down.

After rap 1 are two potholes to cross that may require partner assist or potshots to get out of if sand is scoured out. The second pothole taller people can bridge over. A short section of open V slot followed by a left hand bend in the canyon gets you out into an open sandy area at the end of the canyon (yTinyBt).

The Exit:
From the bottom of Tiny Canyon (yTinyBt) turn immediately right and start west then north up the steep slickrock roughly paralleling Tiny Canyon. The first 130 feet up the slickrock is kind of steep and has loose rock and debris and care should be taken.

From where the scramble up becomes less steep (TeenyTiny19) continue up the less steep slick rock for about 240 feet to the top out.

From the top out (TeenyTiny20) route find your way down to the north about 400 feet to another wide sandy area.

From the wide sandy area (TeenyTiny21) continue north across the sandy spot to a fork then continue north up the right fork. Route find your way about 500 feet to where you are once again on the rim of Teeny Canyon where the approach route started dropping into the canyon.

Note:
If you turn and walk southeast down this sandy area you will go back to the top of Tiny Canyon.  Good to know if you want to do laps on it.

When you re-connect with the approach route and are just above the entry point into Teeny Canyon (TeenyTiny10) stay high and turn left (northwest) and route find your way back up to the rim, traverse the ledge to get back to the top of upper Teeny Canyon (yTeenyTp).

From the top of Teeny Canyon (yTeenyTp) go north up to the small saddle (TeenyTiny07) then down the other side to the bottom of the small drainage (TeenyTiny06) then up the drainage to the other saddle (TeenyTiny05).

From the saddle (TeenyTiny05) you can drop back down to the small valley used during the approach and reverse the approach route back to the car or you can use an alternate route and not go through the small valley. 

To use the alternate route travel down from the saddle about 200 feet then veer left and continue up the drainage to the northwest (TeenyTiny22).  Then route find up the slickrock and continue northwest to intersect with the approach route again.  About 0.3 miles up the slickrock is a saddle (TeenyTiny23) where you then drop down to the right (northeast) to meet up with the approach route again then continue reversing the approach route back to the car. 

GPS Waypoint Information

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Elevations are approximate.  Waypoints with no elevation data will display NaN in place of the elevation.

For information about my waypoint naming convention and map symbols, refer to the Glossary page.

Notes for GPS information:
BEFORE
entering coordinates from this website, please ensure your system (GPS or mapping software) is set to the same datum used here.  Waypoint coordinates are listed with WGS84 datum and in Lat/Lon hddd.ddddd° format.  Entering coordinate information with inconsistent datum's can result in the waypoints being off by hundreds of feet.  It is important to keep this in mind when entering waypoints from any source.

Teeny Tiny Loop (1) - Drive in to Trailhead
  1. extTicaboo1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69720   W -110.67138        Elev: 4,520 Feet
    Exit off of highway 276 to get to the Ticaboo Mesa area. Turn east and leave the highway on a dirt road. Near Mile post 25.
  2. TicabooDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68607   W -110.65188        Elev: NaN Feet
    Continue straight for the main area of Ticaboo Mesa. Or Turn right (south) here for an alternate route over toward the Smith Fork Canyons.
  3. TicabooDP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.67981   W -110.62886        Elev: NaN Feet
    Road junction with faint road running to the south. Continue straight (east). Road to the south is about 1.25 miles long and goes down toward Cane Spring Well.
  4. TicabooDP-03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68038   W -110.62628        Elev: 4,565 Feet
    Exit to a spot to camp if the roads ahead are too rough.
  5. TicabooDP-04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.67963   W -110.60429        Elev: NaN Feet
    Junction for a road going south. Continue straiaght (north east) to continue toward Ticaboo Measa. This road junction is near Wild Horse Springs.
  6. TicabooDP-05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68389   W -110.60153        Elev: NaN Feet
    Junction for a side road on the left going north. Continue north east toward Ticaboo Mesa. The road going north is BLM Road 13440 aobut 0.4 miles long and goes over toward Colt Spring.
  7. TicabooDP-06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68667   W -110.59547        Elev: NaN Feet
    Junction for a side road going north. The Road north is BLM Road 13540 and goes out toward Upper South Fork Ticaboo.
  8. TicabooDP-07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69529   W -110.58385        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off for a side road on the right. Turn right onto the side road and drive southwest.
  9. extWarmSpring          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69362   W -110.58484        Elev: NaN Feet
    Stay right to go toward the main drainage of Seven Mile Creek and Warm Springs Canyon. Or Stay left to go toward the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek and Ticaboo Mesa.
  10. ext7MileCkEB          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69147   W -110.58014        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn right (more south) to continue toward the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek. Or veer left to continue toward Ticaboo Mesa.
  11. 7MileCkEBDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68044   W -110.56997        Elev: NaN Feet
    Continuestraight (south) past a side road joining from the left. This road is not shown on all maps.
  12. 7MileCkEBDP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.67443   W -110.56735        Elev: NaN Feet
    Jog in the road near a stock pond. Veer right and continue south. Turning left leads to a berm with a survey marker on it.
  13. pkHardDayHarvy          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66329   W -110.55625        Elev: 4,855 Feet
    Park here for Hard Day Harvey. Hard Day Harvey is the East Fork of the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek.
  14. pkEuphrates          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66296   W -110.54411        Elev: 4,900 Feet
    Park hear at a tee in the road to begin the route over to Euphrates.
Teeny Tiny Loop (2) - Approach to Teeny Canyon
  1. pkEuphrates          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66296   W -110.54411        Elev: 4,900 Feet
    Park hear at a tee in the road to begin the route over to Euphrates.
  2. wEuphrateRP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66247   W -110.54494        Elev: NaN Feet
    Point to start dropping down from the level you parked on.
  3. wEuphrateRP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66066   W -110.54656        Elev: 4,840 Feet
    Top of a rubble pile allowing a way up or down from the rim here. If exiting up go up the rubble pile then veer right (northeast) and route find your way back to teh Euphrates parking spot. If going down to Tripoli drop down the hill then turn right (southwest) and walk along the base of the cliff band. If going down to Euphrates drop down the hill then continue down to the head of Euphrates below. If going down to the Teeny Tiny Loop drop down the hill then turn left (east) and walk along the top of the slick rock just below the dirt.
  4. TeenyTiny01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66028   W -110.54292        Elev: NaN Feet
    Go around the point here and continue walking northeast just under the base of the cliff band for about 1100 feet over to under the next point on the mesa. Staying high and following just below the dirt makes for the easiest travel.
  5. TeenyTiny02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66207   W -110.54023        Elev: NaN Feet
    Route goes under the next point on the mesa. To continue to the Teeny Tiny Loop, walk south east down the slope away from the cliff band. As you walk follow down the slope next to a shallow drainage with a little vegetation. The goal is to get to a small valley about 0.32 miles away that can almost be seen from the point.
  6. TeenyTiny03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65986   W -110.53482        Elev: NaN Feet
    Small valley. To continue on the Teeny Tiny Loop veer right (south) and walk up a short sandy drainage that turns to slickrock about 180 feet away. Note: There are a couple short but steep dropping slots to the north of here but neither seemed to elicit a desire to go down them when we looked at them.
  7. TeenyTiny04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65941   W -110.53455        Elev: NaN Feet
    Small drainage turns from sand to going up slickrock. Continue south up the slickrock with a 4 foot and a 6 foot upclimb (both easy) along the way. The drainage will slowly veer left to travel more south east and finally top out on a small saddle a little over 500 feet up from the small valley.
  8. TeenyTiny05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65832   W -110.53386        Elev: NaN Feet
    Saddle with drainages running down both sides. To continue on the Teeny Tiny Loop continue down the drainage to the south east about 200 feet to where it opens up to another wide open sandy area. During the exit continue down the drainage to the northwest. Instead of going all the way back down to the sandy valley used on the approach, you can optionally veer left and travel northwest up a minor drainage then route find your way up along rolling slickrock.
  9. TeenyTiny06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65803   W -110.53314        Elev: 4,540 Feet
    Bottom of a small drainage down from a saddle and where it opens up to a wide open sandy area. To continue on the Teeny Tiny Loop turn right and walk up the slick rock to another small saddle about 250 feet away. Note: For an alternate choice with a scenic treat walk across the open sandy area about 650 feet to get a great view over toward Lake Powell. If you choose to do this you can just walk south around the hill to meet up with the route you would have used if going up over the saddle.
  10. sTinyView          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65703   W -110.53110        Elev: NaN Feet
    Awesome view from the top of a cliff here. To meet up with the Teeny Tiny Loop route again travel southwest around the hill then north.
  11. TeenyTiny07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65731   W -110.53333        Elev: NaN Feet
    Small saddle. Walk and scramble your way south down the slickrock then into a dirt area and over to the head of a large drainage about 300 feet away.
  12. yTeenyTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65658   W -110.53356        Elev: 4,430 Feet
    Top of Teeny Canyon which drops steeply down to the south. Bypass this upper portion of Teeny Canyon by walking right (west) to a ledge to walk around this upper section and drop into Teeny Canyon a little farther down.
Teeny Tiny Loop (3) - Teeny Canyon
  1. yTeenyTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65658   W -110.53356        Elev: 4,430 Feet
    Top of Teeny Canyon which drops steeply down to the south. Bypass this upper portion of Teeny Canyon by walking right (west) to a ledge to walk around this upper section and drop into Teeny Canyon a little farther down.
  2. TeenyTiny08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65632   W -110.53433        Elev: NaN Feet
    The narrowest spot (TeenyTiny08) on the ledge 400 foot long ledge is about 4 feet wide. The ledge traverses from the head of Teeny Canyon over to a wide flat dirt area. When you get to the wide dirt area, walk southwest about 100 feet to the other end where you can then scramble down.
  3. TeenyTiny09          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65605   W -110.53482        Elev: NaN Feet
    Southwest end of a wide sandy area after traversing along a ledge. Scramble south down loose rock and dirt down about 100 feet to slickrock below. Once down to the slickrock level route find your way south along the slickrock around a point into a small side drainage which can be used to get down into Teeny Canyon.
  4. TeenyTiny10          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65534   W -110.53420        Elev: 4,290 Feet
    On the route into Teeny Canyon scramble down the small runnel here to the floor of the canyon. On the exit from Tiny Canyon stay high and turn left (northwest) and route find your way back up to the rim where the approach route traversed the ledge by upper Teeny Canyon. From there reverse the approach route back to the car.
  5. TeenyTiny11          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65546   W -110.53387        Elev: NaN Feet
    Down in Teeny Canyon. Turn right to walk south about 40 feet to rap 1.
  6. dTeenyR1-2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65537   W -110.53380        Elev: 4,270 Feet
    Raps 1 and 2 - Teeny Canyon. Rap 1 is anchored from a small bush about 30 feet back and drops about 25 feet down a vertical drop to a sandy floor. Rap 2 about 60 feet down canyon of rap 1 is anchored using a sandtrap and drops about 50 feet to a very large sand filled pothole. A little over 100 feet after rap 2 is the start of a narrow slot.
  7. TeenyTiny12          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65496   W -110.53330        Elev: NaN Feet
    Easy stem style downclimb of about 15 feet down into a corridor a little over 200 feet long.
  8. TeenyTiny13          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65456   W -110.53234        Elev: NaN Feet
    Easy downclimb of about 20 feet then continue into more open corridor.
  9. TeenyTiny14          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65438   W -110.53166        Elev: NaN Feet
    Downclimb of about 15 feet into another crack then another downclimb of about 15 feet again. From here walk about 350 feet to where the drainage turns right (south) and a small side drainage joins in from the left.
  10. yTeenyBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65426   W -110.53055        Elev: 4,116 Feet
    Bottom of Teeny Canyon. To go out to a great view point over Lake Powel you can take a side trip about 0.8 miles round trip south down the drainage. To Exit the area and or go over to Tiny Canyon start scrambling west up the base of the sandstone point on the RDC side and route find your way up the slickrock roughly paralleling back up Teeny Canyon on its RDC side.
Teeny Tiny Loop (4) - Side Trip to Lake Powel View
  1. yTeenyBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65426   W -110.53055        Elev: 4,116 Feet
    Bottom of Teeny Canyon. To go out to a great view point over Lake Powel you can take a side trip about 0.8 miles round trip south down the drainage. To Exit the area and or go over to Tiny Canyon start scrambling west up the base of the sandstone point on the RDC side and route find your way up the slickrock roughly paralleling back up Teeny Canyon on its RDC side.
  2. TeenyView01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65292   W -110.53041        Elev: NaN Feet
    Shelf in the wash of about 20 feet that is easily bypassed on either side.
  3. TeenyView02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65094   W -110.53015        Elev: NaN Feet
    Huge drop / shelf in the wash. Leave the drainage here and route find your way southeast about 700 feet to the top of the cliff looking down over Lake Powell.
  4. Teeny-BM          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65004   W -110.52879        Elev: NaN Feet
    Bench mark near teh scenic overlook on the Teeny Tiny Loop.
  5. sTeenyView          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.64974   W -110.52830        Elev: 4,030 Feet
    Awesome views out over Lake Powell and makes for a gret side trip / lunch break.
Teeny Tiny Loop (5) - From Bottom of Teeny Canyon to and thru Tiny Canyon
  1. yTeenyBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65426   W -110.53055        Elev: 4,116 Feet
    Bottom of Teeny Canyon. To go out to a great view point over Lake Powel you can take a side trip about 0.8 miles round trip south down the drainage. To Exit the area and or go over to Tiny Canyon start scrambling west up the base of the sandstone point on the RDC side and route find your way up the slickrock roughly paralleling back up Teeny Canyon on its RDC side.
  2. TeenyTiny15          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65397   W -110.53087        Elev: NaN Feet
    After exiting Teeny Canyon start scrambling up the base of the sandstone point on the RDC side. It is steep for about 70 feet then the slope gets much more gentle. As you continue up stay as far left / up as possible and work your way up to the west about 500 feet to where you have good views down over toward the top portion of Teeny Canyon you bypassed on the approach.
  3. TeenyTiny16          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65433   W -110.53285        Elev: NaN Feet
    From here you can see down toward the upper portion of Teeny Canyon to the north and are almost topped out on a slickrock hill. To continue to Tiny Canyon turn left and walk south about 100 feet to a shallow saddle. Note: If you want to exit without doing Tiny Canyon you can route find your way down to the the approach route above Teeny Canyon and reverse the approach to exit.
  4. TeenyTiny17          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65405   W -110.53277        Elev: 4,296 Feet
    Shallow slickrock saddle. To get to Tiny Canyon travel south down slickrock to a sandy area about 350 feet away.
  5. yTinyTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65296   W -110.53316        Elev: 4,240 Feet
    Top of Tiny Canyon at the south end of a sandy area. The first part of the slot is a narrow walk through for about 100 feet to a downclimb.
  6. TeenyTiny18          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65268   W -110.53318        Elev: NaN Feet
    Stem style downclimb of about 12 feet followed by a more difficult downclimb of about 10 feet that may require a partner assist for some. At the bottom of the 10 foot downclimb is a sand filled pothole to cross that would be easy to exit if scoured out. On the other side of the pothole is a drop down into another pothole with rap 1 on the other side of the pothole. Note: The drop into this third sand filled pothole when we visited in April of 2015 was about 6 feet with a vertical exit on the other side. At the sand level we had it was an easy climb out of the pothole but if sand scours out of this pothole it will be difficult to exit and a potshot may be needed.
  7. dTinyR1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65249   W -110.53318        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 1 - Tiny Canyon. Anchored using a sandtrap in a pothole and uses about 80 feet to go over two drops with a pothole part way down. After rap 1 are two potholes to cross that may require partner assist or potshots to get out of if sand is scoured out. The second pothole taller people can bridge over. A short section of open V slot followed by a left hand bend in the canyon gets you out into an open sandy area at the end of the canyon.
  8. yTinyBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65205   W -110.53331        Elev: 4,210 Feet
    Bottom of Tiny Canyon where it dumps out to a wide sandy area. To exit turn immediately right and start west then north up the steep slickrock roughly paralleling Tiny Canyon. The first 130 feet up the slickrock is kind of steep and has loose rock and debris and care should be taken.
Teeny Tiny Loop (6) - Exit from Tiny Canyon
  1. yTinyBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65205   W -110.53331        Elev: 4,210 Feet
    Bottom of Tiny Canyon where it dumps out to a wide sandy area. To exit turn immediately right and start west then north up the steep slickrock roughly paralleling Tiny Canyon. The first 130 feet up the slickrock is kind of steep and has loose rock and debris and care should be taken.
  2. TeenyTiny19          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65230   W -110.53369        Elev: NaN Feet
    Scramble up becomes less steep. Continue up the less steep slick rock for about 240 feet to the top out.
  3. TeenyTiny20          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65290   W -110.53391        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top out of the slickrock. From here route find your way down to the north about 400 feet to another wide sandy area.
  4. TeenyTiny21          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65391   W -110.53386        Elev: NaN Feet
    Wide sandy area. Continue north across the sandy spot to a fork then continue north up the right fork. Route find your way about 500 feet to where you are once again on the rim of Teeny Canyon where the approach route started dropping into the canyon. Note: If you turn and walk southeast down this sandy area you will go back to the top of Tiny Canyon. Good to know if you want to do laps on it.
  5. TeenyTiny10          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65534   W -110.53420        Elev: 4,290 Feet
    On the route into Teeny Canyon scramble down the small runnel here to the floor of the canyon. On the exit from Tiny Canyon stay high and turn left (northwest) and route find your way back up to the rim where the approach route traversed the ledge by upper Teeny Canyon. From there reverse the approach route back to the car.
  6. TeenyTiny09          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65605   W -110.53482        Elev: NaN Feet
    Southwest end of a wide sandy area after traversing along a ledge. Scramble south down loose rock and dirt down about 100 feet to slickrock below. Once down to the slickrock level route find your way south along the slickrock around a point into a small side drainage which can be used to get down into Teeny Canyon.
  7. TeenyTiny08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65632   W -110.53433        Elev: NaN Feet
    The narrowest spot (TeenyTiny08) on the ledge 400 foot long ledge is about 4 feet wide. The ledge traverses from the head of Teeny Canyon over to a wide flat dirt area. When you get to the wide dirt area, walk southwest about 100 feet to the other end where you can then scramble down.
  8. yTeenyTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65658   W -110.53356        Elev: 4,430 Feet
    Top of Teeny Canyon which drops steeply down to the south. Bypass this upper portion of Teeny Canyon by walking right (west) to a ledge to walk around this upper section and drop into Teeny Canyon a little farther down.
  9. TeenyTiny07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65731   W -110.53333        Elev: NaN Feet
    Small saddle. Walk and scramble your way south down the slickrock then into a dirt area and over to the head of a large drainage about 300 feet away.
  10. TeenyTiny06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65803   W -110.53314        Elev: 4,540 Feet
    Bottom of a small drainage down from a saddle and where it opens up to a wide open sandy area. To continue on the Teeny Tiny Loop turn right and walk up the slick rock to another small saddle about 250 feet away. Note: For an alternate choice with a scenic treat walk across the open sandy area about 650 feet to get a great view over toward Lake Powell. If you choose to do this you can just walk south around the hill to meet up with the route you would have used if going up over the saddle.
  11. TeenyTiny05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65832   W -110.53386        Elev: NaN Feet
    Saddle with drainages running down both sides. To continue on the Teeny Tiny Loop continue down the drainage to the south east about 200 feet to where it opens up to another wide open sandy area. During the exit continue down the drainage to the northwest. Instead of going all the way back down to the sandy valley used on the approach, you can optionally veer left and travel northwest up a minor drainage then route find your way up along rolling slickrock.
  12. TeenyTiny22          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65887   W -110.53481        Elev: NaN Feet
    For an alternate exit continue up the drainage to the northwest then route find up the slickrock and continue northwest to intersect with the approach route again.
  13. TeenyTiny23          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66096   W -110.53869        Elev: NaN Feet
    Get up onto this saddle then drop down to the right (northeast) to meet up with the approach route again then continue reversing the approach route back to the car.
  14. TeenyTiny02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66207   W -110.54023        Elev: NaN Feet
    Route goes under the next point on the mesa. To continue to the Teeny Tiny Loop, walk south east down the slope away from the cliff band. As you walk follow down the slope next to a shallow drainage with a little vegetation. The goal is to get to a small valley about 0.32 miles away that can almost be seen from the point.
  15. TeenyTiny01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66028   W -110.54292        Elev: NaN Feet
    Go around the point here and continue walking northeast just under the base of the cliff band for about 1100 feet over to under the next point on the mesa. Staying high and following just below the dirt makes for the easiest travel.
  16. wEuphrateRP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66066   W -110.54656        Elev: 4,840 Feet
    Top of a rubble pile allowing a way up or down from the rim here. If exiting up go up the rubble pile then veer right (northeast) and route find your way back to teh Euphrates parking spot. If going down to Tripoli drop down the hill then turn right (southwest) and walk along the base of the cliff band. If going down to Euphrates drop down the hill then continue down to the head of Euphrates below. If going down to the Teeny Tiny Loop drop down the hill then turn left (east) and walk along the top of the slick rock just below the dirt.
  17. wEuphrateRP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66247   W -110.54494        Elev: NaN Feet
    Point to start dropping down from the level you parked on.
  18. pkEuphrates          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66296   W -110.54411        Elev: 4,900 Feet
    Park hear at a tee in the road to begin the route over to Euphrates.