Professor Creek - Moab

Professor Creek
aka: Mary Jane Slot

Moab Area

          Professor Creek is a natural waterpark located in a redrock desert. The canyon offer opportunities for both hikers and technical canyoneers. The area is off the radar of the normal Moab tourist so finding a little seclusion is not difficult. A beautiful stream flows through brilliant deep red canyon walls. This is a great adventure that all fit adults and older children should enjoy.

Circle of Friends:
          Professor Creek 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:
           Professor Creek is a technical canyoneering route that is suitable for beginners with competent leadership. The scenery is dramatic. Professor Creek requires complete technical gear. Professor Creek is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System. The highlight of the route is the ability to cool off in the clear, fresh water on a hot summer day. In normal conditions this canyon requires a lot of wading, but no swimming. Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. This canyon has a moderate flash flood danger.

Hiking Option:
          For those wishing to hike the route and avoid the technical aspect just follow the stream up river until stopped by the waterfall. Navigation is easy and it's almost impossible to get lost. The non-technical hiking option is rated 1A II using the Canyon Rating System.

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Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located near the town of Moab along the Colorado River. The Professor Creek Trailhead is normally accessible to all vehicles in normal weather conditions. There are numerous BLM campsites located along the Colorado River and in nearby Onion Creek.

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