Red Cave

Red Cave
Zion National Park

          An interesting thing happened when I began to ask local residence about the existence of the mysterious slot canyon known as Red Cave. Many had heard about the canyon, some had visited the slot, and no one agreed on its location. So what is the deal?

          It took some exploring but the mystery was unraveled so you can now enjoy Red Cave. Routes are presented for both the experienced canyoneer and for the novice hiker or shutterbug. The canyon contains outstanding scenery and numerous photographic opportunities. Your camera will love this slot canyon located just outside of Zion National Park.

Circle of Friends:
          Red Cave 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"

Hiking through Red Cave Tom Talboys in Red Cave

General Information:
          Route information is provided for both novice hikers and experienced canyoneers. The canyon is distinctively photogenic. Those who want to visit the entire canyon system will need at least one experienced canyoneer, hiker or rock climber along to help defeat a few obstacles.

          Navigation for this adventure is moderate, there is no established trail. Red Cave is rated 2B II using the Canyon Rating System. You do not need a Zion backcountry permit for this canyon because it is located outside the National Park. Red Cave has a moderate flash flood danger. Check the weather report before entering the canyon.

Tom Talboys and Natural Bridge. Tom Talboys exploring.

Written Permission Required:
          Written permission is required to access Red Cave, instructions on how to obtain permission is provided to memebers of the Circle of Friends.

Hank Moon swimming through Red Cave. Tom wading through the slot.

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