Tom Alexander in Ringtail Canyon

Ringtail Canyon

Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument

Technical Canyoneering

          Ringtail is a great deep and dark slot. But the canyon poses a dilemma in that it is a rather short canyon with a long approach. However this shortcoming is often used to an advantage by those using the canyon as a rest day while attempting some of the heavy hitters in the same region.

Circle of Friends:
          Ringtail Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

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Bruce Neumann in Ringtail Canyon Ringtail Canyon

General Information:
          Ringtail is a marvelous but short slot canyon tucked into the heart of some of the finest canyon country on the planet. The canyon is packed full of fun for the technical canyoneer. Ringtail Canyon requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate. Ringtail Canyon is rated 3B R IV using the Canyon Rating System.

Exiting a Keeper Pothole Skinny and wet.

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is accessible to all high clearance 2 wheel drive vehicles in normal weather conditions. A vehicle shuttle is not required for this route.

Modeling the latest canyon fashion wear in the dark subway section. Your typical Escalnte River campsite.

          Enjoy a short video from Ringtail Canyon courtesy of Blake Merrell.

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