Northwest Fork of Big Spring Canyon

Big Spring Canyon
Northwest Fork

Robbers Roost
Technical Canyoneering

          A fun and impressive slot canyon in an antiquated region. If you are searching for solitude and isolation this is the place. The canyon is located in one of the most remote and majestic regions in the lower 48 states.

Circle of Friends:
          The Northwest Fork of Big Spring 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"

Tom and Mark leading the way.  The character of the canyon continuously changes. Bruce at the first rappel in NW Fork of Big Spring Canyon.

General Information:
          The Northwest Fork of Big Spring Canyon 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.

Nice slot section. Tom downclimbing into the deep slot  section.

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.

Exit of the Northwest Fork of Big Spring Canyon.

          A short video of a trip through Big Spring Northwest Fork. Video courtesy of Darin Adlard.



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