Sam Gregory in Red Hollow.

Red Hollow
Zion National Park
Canyoneering

          Red Hollow is an interesting technical adventure that visits the Elkheart Cliffs to the east of Zion National Park. The canyon is seldom visited and removed from the crowds of Zion National Park. This route provides an entertaining half-day escapade and dinner at one of  the finest eating establishment in Southern Utah.

Circle of Friends:
          Red Hollow 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"

Jason Summers on the entrance rappel Hank Moon downclimbs while Sam and Jason watch.

General Information:
          Red Hollow is a fun canyon that is off the beaten path. The canyon requires complete technical gear to descend. Navigation for this route is easy. Red Hollow is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating System. You do not need a Zion backcountry permit for this canyon.

          The canyon currently contains no bolted anchors. Please do your best to 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 game. The problem solving involved with using natural anchors and teamwork is considered to be a major part of the adventure with this route. Part of the appeal of this canyon is that many of the obstacles can be downclimb instead of rappelled.

Hank and Jason work the slot. Sam below, Hank climbing and Tom Jones observing.

Trailhead Information:
          A vehicle shuttle is required to complete this adventure.

Tom Jones strolling through the slot. Jason Summers and Devon Gregory at the mouth of Red Hollow.

Hiking Information:
          It is possible for hikers to visit a large portion of Red Hollow.


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