for an entertaining slot canyon a little off the beaten path? If so,
Lost Park might be for you. This route explores several of the unnamed
upper tributaries that form Horseshoe Canyon.
Circle of Friends:
Park 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"
is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System. The route requires complete technical gear. A GPS is extremely useful for this route.
A detailed route description and good map reading skills essential. Navigation for this route is
more complex than your typical canyoneering route.
This canyon has a moderate flash flood danger, check
the local weather report before entering this canyon. The entire drainage and a clear view
of the western sky are visible before committing to the canyon.
There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve
this feature. Many canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts,
so please play fair. You might need to locate and construct natural anchors, which should
be considered part of the charm. Most problems in this canyon are easy to defeat using a
little teamwork and ingenuity.
is located near Horseshoe Canyon in the
Robbers Roost. The
trailhead is normally accessible to carefully driven passenger vehicles in
good weather conditions.
Why the name Lost Park? The canyon had no official name that I could find,
but it drains a large area of the Robbers Roost marked on the USGS maps as Lost
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