Red Desert Adventures | Guided Canyoneering Photos
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GUIDED CANYONEERING

Guided trips and instructional courses take place on lands managed by Kane County Blm, Washington County Blm, Arizona Strip Blm, Henry Mountains Field Station Blm, Dixie National Forest, and the Utah State Trust Land Administration.

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle is a spectacular sandstone slot canyon located in the Dixie National Forest 20 miles west of Zion National Park.

This canyon drains off of the south side of the Pine Valley Mountains.  It has carved a deep and narrow slot into the navajo sandstone layer at the based of the range.

Massive floods events in 2013 and 2014 removed the dirt and gravel floor within the round room and the canyon now holds deep water in this section mearly year round.  These photos taken April 16th 2011 and September 8th 2010,  the floor is now much lower lower(10ft) making this water crossing a swim.

This canyon route involves rappelling,  down-climbing,, stemming, wading and/or swimming.

Lambs Knoll

Lambs Knoll is an excellent canyoneering area on the Kolob Terrace road just outside the boundaries of ZNP.

A unique area with many developed canyoneering and rock climbing routes Lambs Knoll offers beginner and advanced options with a close proximity to Springdale.

Water Canyon

March 13th 2008.  Early spring Cannan Mountain snowpack runs through Water Canyon on a daily cycle.  At 7000ft the snowpack refreezes every night with the daily flow peak coming in late afternoon.  The last big rappel become extremely dangerous at 30cfs of higher.

March 14th 2007.  The 2006/2007 winter snowpack made for fairly warm conditions with no water flow.  Canyon conditions are different from year to year and always changing.

Exposed sedimentary layering in Water Canyon.  This rappel/waterway is subject to extremely powerful forces of erosion.

A guided trip to Water Canyon involves driving through Colorado City AZ/Hildale UT, the largest polygamous community in the United States.

Stemming the most narrow section in Water Canyon.  The navajo sandstone here is high in iron and extremely polished by water.

Water Canyon drains off the top of Cannan Mountain starting at an elevation above 7000ft.   At this elevation summer temperatures are melting hot and winters are extreme with snow and ice.

Unnamed Canyon

The Unnamed Canyon holds water well in the Spring, Fall, and Winter.  Normally knee to Waist deep water but post flood swims and even keeper potholes are possible.

Deep, dark, and sculpted narrow sections.

Birch Hollow

Birch Hollow has become a classic route just east of Zion National Park’s boundaries.  10-11 rappels up to 12o” in an beautifully carves slot.