Fins & Things Canyon

Fins & Things Canyon
aka: Coin Slot


Technical Canyoneering

          Fins & Things is an interesting technical slot canyon located just outside of Moab. The route lacks the signature feature associated with most canyoneering routes, but that is made up for on the exit hike which visits three excellent panels of rock art and two outstanding swimming holes.

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General Information:
          Fins & Things is a technical canyoneering route that is suitable for beginners with competent leadership. Fins & Things is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System. This route is about as easy and simple as technical canyoneering routes comes. Fins & Things requires complete technical gear. This canyon is accessible year round. Fins & Things is one of the few canyons in the area that make both a good winter and summer route as it contains two excellent, but easily avoidable swimming holes.

          Navigation for this route is moderate. The route does traverse through some areas of cryptobiotic soil but they are easy to avoid with a little care. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. This canyon has a very minor flash flood danger.

Fee Information:
A Sand Flats Permit is required to enter the Sand Flats Recreational Area (SFRA), which includes the Fins and Things canyoneering route.

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Trailhead information:
          The trailhead is located only a couple miles from downtown Moab. The trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in all weather conditions.

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Optional Route:
          For those without a car shuttle an optional loop route is provided.

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Related Link:
          Moab Swimming Hole

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