Undercover Canyon from "The Porch".

Undercover Canyon
aka: Lost and Found

Arches National Park
Technical Canyoneering


          Undercover Canyon is a fun route that explores a rarely visited section of Arches National Park. If you are looking for seclusion inside the National Park this is where you want to be. The route is beginner friendly with competent leadership. This route visits a very impressive arch.

Circle of Friends:
          Undercover 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"

Marc Olivares in Undercover Canyon Keith Frank at the first rappel.

General Information:
          Undercover Canyon is a technical canyoneering route that is suitable for beginners with competent leadership. The scenery is dramatic. Undercover Canyon requires complete technical gear. Undercover 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 Undercover Canyon.

Marc and Keith in Undercover Canyon Your handsome tour guide in Undercover 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 MMI Canyon.

Keith in Undercover Canyon Marc with Keith behind navigate the crawl section.

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 third and final rappel. Cool Arch

Video:
          Enjoy a short video from Undercover Canyon. Video courtesy of Bob "Slot Machine" Allan.

 

 


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