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Apr 16, 2010
Me and my friends are looking to do some slot canyons in southern Utah for our graduation trip. We're not looking for anything terribly technical, but we would like some repels, water, or both. We either want one that will take several days, or several canyons that are pretty close to each other. We're planning on our trip being about 4 days long. If we can find one with good hiking/biking/climbing close by then that would be even better. We're totally willing to get a permit to do anything cool. We don't want to be surrounded by hoards of moms and their families on summer vacation.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Orphaned
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Secret Crag
Check Tom's page Robert 560
From The Land of the Lost
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Secret Crag
Or the Bogleys page Robert 560
From The Land of the Lost
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Me scaring years off my mom's life
I second Tom's page and Bogley. Stay away from Zion if you don't like families. Try the North Wash. And I hate to be that guy - but it's "rappel". Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
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What's wrong with Mormon moms? Warren Scott
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San Rafael Swell
Go to zions web page. there is road construction going on. I heard Pine creek, Spry and Keyhole will be closed. No Parking. Expect longer delays going thru the tunnel. Hope this helps you. I was going in June but now decided to go elsewhere. Joey Faust
From Pocatello,ID
Joined Feb 1, 2006
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Apr 19, 2010
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Tom's site is good, so is bogley, I used climb utah at first and found it pretty good also. I'd recommend the north wash area for sure, all the leprechauns are good (just finished them all off this weekend with middle lep). There are alot of easy options around there, not to mention your really not that far from the roost(depending on how far back you plan on going in the roost that is) or the swell, poision springs, the maiden water/ trail area, the black hole area(cedar mesa? either way it's the glen canyon rec area). Keep us posted and post up the TR's.

Here's a little teaser for mine, keep your eyes peeled for the TR.

nice little downclimb.
nice little downclimb.


good light narrow slot.
good light narrow slot.


Great light!
Great light!
Jason Kaplan
From Glenwood ,Co
Joined Jul 31, 2005
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Apr 19, 2010
Also lot's of info on my site:

Average Joe Road Trips

I'll throw out the Swell as a good choice as well. Interesting canyons, usually solitude, and great primitive camping. A day or two in north wash, a day or two in the swell would be a good trip to see a variety of canyons.
RoadTripRyan
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Dec 11, 2005
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Apr 19, 2010
First 14er
You gotta check out Alcatraz...if only for the rappel off of your car in the beginning. It's also a pretty good starter canyon, without many technical parts.


Kyle

Car rap into Alcatraz
Car rap into Alcatraz
Kyle Freeman
From Oakland, CA
Joined Nov 17, 2009
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Apr 19, 2010
I'm not much of a canyoneer, but a number of years ago some friends and I did a loop down Quandary Canyon and back up Ramp Canyon in the San Rafael Swell (this is on Tom's page). This was truly one of the most incredible trips of my life--so beautiful and remote. There is some rappelling in Quandary canyon, but nothing too bad if you avoid the direct route at the bottom. Ramp canyon has a 5.4 R section on the way back up but is otherwise non-technical. I'm sure there is much more to do around there too. Charles Vernon
From Tucson, AZ
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May 11, 2010
Work it Girly!
Kia, I highly recommend doing Mystery Canyon in Zion! It's unforgettable at the very end you rappel off a tall cliff/waterfall into the Narrows....LOVED IT! I plan to do it this summer - just need to find a partner to do it with. Mishel
From Littleton, CO
Joined Mar 9, 2010
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May 11, 2010
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Mishel wrote:
Kia, I highly recommend doing Mystery Canyon in Zion!


Probably on summer break or the trip right now...but...in case not...

Pretty sure access to canyoneering in Mystery is closed right now due to spring run off and that the Virgin flow is over 120cfs.

Best place to camp in ZNP is the only place to camp? South and Watchman Campgrounds. My bet is that Lava Point is still under snow.
Brian in SLC
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Nov 26, 2010
P 3 Summit wall
Kia how have you been? Here is a shot of a slot in Zion, Keyhole Canyon I believe. Come east sometime... Ill be living in the Daks next semester!
Keyhole
Keyhole
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