Spencer Canyon - Grand Staircase Escalante National Park

Spencer Canyon
aka: Center & Main

Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument

Technical Canyoneering

          Tucked away on the edge of a plateau above the Escalante River inside Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, you will find Spencer Canyon. The route consists of a scenic, engaging upper canyon with two sections of slot and a deep, aesthetic lower canyon. This is a great canyon for those entering the realm of technical canyoneering to gain some experience.

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          Spencer 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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General Information:
          Spencer Canyon is a great slot canyon that requires complete technical gear. Spencer Canyon is rated 3B III using the Canyon Rating System. The route is suitable for beginners with competent leadership. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate. This canyon has a moderate flashflood danger, check the local weather report before entering this canyon.

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Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is accessible to all high clearance 2wd vehicles in normal weather conditions. A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route. There is reasonable primitive camping in the area.

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