Stegosaur Slot Canyon - Capitol Reef National Park

Stegosaur Slot

Capitol Reef National Park
Technical Canyoneering

          Stegosaur Slot is an exciting technical slot canyon adventure offering outstanding views of the Waterpocket Fold and the pioneer settlement of Fruita. The route has just enough spice tossed in to keep the quest interesting and fun.

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Stegosaur Slot Canyon - Capitol Reef National Park Stegosaur Slot Canyon - Capitol Reef National Park

General Information:
          Stegosaur Slot is a fun and stimulating technical slot canyon. This canyon is suitable for beginners with advanced leadership. Stegosaur Slot is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating System and requires complete technical gear.

          In normal conditions Stegosaur Slot is dry, in wet conditions you might encounter minor ankle to knee deep wading. A wetsuit should never be required for this route.

          A GPS is extremely useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate. All waypoints and maps for Stegosaur Slot use the WGS84 datum. This canyon has a minimal flashflood danger, check the local weather report before entering this canyon. The entire drainage and a clear view of the western sky are visible before committing to the canyon.

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Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead to Stegosaur Slot is located next to a major highway in Capitol Reef National Park and is accessible to all vehicles in all weather conditions. No vehicle shuttle is required.

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Full Meal Deal:
          Stegosaurs Slot is often combined with the short hike to Hickman Natural Bridge. The side trip to visit the bridge only adds about 30 minutes to the route and is well worth the effort.

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Video:
          Enjoy a short entertaining video of a trip through Stegosaur Slot Canyon.

 

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