Arches National Park
MMI Canyon is a technical canyoneering route located in a remote section
of Arches National Park. It's a quaint canyon and has several redeeming qualities,
foremost of which is it visits a very isolated region of Arches National
Park along with an astounding arch. This is a nice canyon to try if you
are in the area.
Circle of Friends:
MMI 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"
MMI Canyon is a technical canyoneering route that is suitable for beginners
with competent leadership. The route requires complete
technical gear. MMI Canyon is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating
Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS is extremely useful. Good map
are essential. You will need an
Arches Canyoneering Permit to enter MMI
passenger vehicles and high clearance vehicles can normally drive to within
3 miles of the trailhead. Four wheel drive vehicles should have no problems
reaching the actual trailhead. This is also the
trailhead for Undercover Canyon.
Greater Arch Dimension (GAD): 60 feet. For this arch, the LAD is its span.
Lesser Arch Dimension (LAD): 32 feet. For this arch, the GAD is its height.
Arch Type: Shelter
Rock formation and/or type: Navajo Sandstone