Big Spring Canyon

Big Spring Canyon
East & West Fork Loop

Robbers Roost
Technical Canyoneering

          The logistics of these two slot canyons makes visiting them together as a looping route the best option. This zestful canyoneering adventure explores some of the most isolated area in the lower 48 states.

Circle of Friends:
          The East-West Big Spring Canyon Loop 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"

Bruce in the West Fork of Big Spring Canyon Big Spring Canyon - East Fork

General Information:
          The East-West Big Spring Canyon Loop is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating System. This canyon requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.

Mark in upper West Fork of Big Spring Canyon West Fork of Big Spring Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located in the infamous Robbers Roost area and is accessible to high clearance vehicles. A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route.

Bruce and Tom in West Fork of Big Spring Canyon Bruce in the West Fork of Big Spring Canyon

Video:
          An entertaining video of a trip through the East Fork of Big Spring Canyon. Video courtesy of Darin Adlard.

 

 


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