MMI Canyon

MMI Canyon

Arches National Park
Technical Canyoneering


          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"

1st rappel in MMI Canyon boulders in MMI Canyon

General Information:
          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 System. Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS is extremely useful. Good map reading skills are essential. You will need an Arches Canyoneering Permit to enter MMI Canyon.

Bottom of 1st rappel 2nd rappel in MMI Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          Carefully driven 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.

Final Rappel Hiking down MMI Canyon

Arch Statistics:
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

The Sidewalk Giant Arch

 


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