Circle of Friends:
aka: Center & Main
Escalante National Monument
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
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.
"Circle of Friends"
Spencer Canyon is a great slot canyon that requires
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.
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