Last Candition: April 23, 2012


3 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 16, 2020

Took our group of 9 about 9.25 hours to complete. The first half of the canyon had lots of water. We brought wetsuits because we thought that that big storm less than a week ago might have flashed the canyon. It looks like it filled the upper section, but the pot hole sections were bone dry. Would have been a really fun day if it were wet. Webbing in ok shape, didn't replace any. Dirt road to trailhead in good shape.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 1, 2018

Took us just over 7 hours with a group of 5. The canyon was dry. There were only two small pools about knee deep, which were avoidable. Without the water the canyon was not very exciting. The pot holes were all dry and were easily overcome with partner assists.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 8, 2017

Mixed conditions, mostly dry. Agree, after the first rap into a brief swimmer it is a long walk to more water. Plan accordingly.

Anchors are in fair shape. Semi keepers no higher than knee deep. Several other swimmers encountered. Glad to have wet suits in 80F.

Perfect weather day & a beautiful canyon.

Tyler and I car to car in about 6 hours.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 16, 2017

On September 14th and 15th it rained hard so now the canyon is full to the brim. We experienced the canyon about 12 hours after it was done flashing. We swam for about 4-5 hours. It was AWESOME!! 5 stars is not enough.

We completed 4 rappels which were all in good condition. A 4/3 wetsuit was perfect for me. I put mine on at the first rappel and comfortably wore it through the entire canyon.

Group of two, just me and Steph. Our car-to-car time was 8h 46m moving at an average pace.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 3, 2017

great technical canyon. dry besides 2 stinking black stink pits. really hot, id wait for rain to do this canyon

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 9, 2016

Bone dry when we went. If approaching from the Factory Butte road/Shane's Circle of Friends route, please note the following:

1. Shane's description is accurate, and worth paying for (membership is $40 for the entire site).

2. However, when you come to the final part of the approach, which is the descent into the canyon, the description describes a trail that leads you out onto a finger into Cable Canyon. Read Shane's description very closely. Again, it's accurate. Do not be misled by another trail, with a bunch of cairns, that takes you out onto a different "finger" immediately to the east of the actual finger (and gully) that you need to be on. In other words, don't forget to "cross the bottleneck." You'll know what this means if you have Shane's description, and you're standing at the end of the approach where it's time to descend.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2014

Canyon mostly full of water. Really fun in those conditions.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 21, 2014

Almost completely full of water and was a riot! Good times all around!

1 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 25, 2014

Canyon entirely dry and full of Russian thistle, which makes rope handling unpleasant. There was one small puddle in the corner of one pothole that may allow one to pump 1-2 liters. One pothole required a fish or Pika hook as there would have been a very technical downclimb in the only mud hole in the canyon.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 21, 2013

Road to factory butte accessable to trailhead. Last three miles damaged but ok with 4wd only. One pothole requiring escape.

The second in the first set is in full keeper mode. Water levels 2 feet below high water mark. 7hrs with two car to car.

DONT suit up at first rappel/swim. There is a LONG dry section afterwards. One of us suited up and the other did not. The one who didn't seemed happier with his decision.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 24, 2013

The first set of pot holes were dry, the next set all had some water in them for the most part. Two swims and about three waist deep wades. Overall, not a bad time.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 8, 2013

Overall, very dry. We went with wetsuits expecting many swimmer potholes, and ended up carrying them the whole day. Despite the many dry potholes, there was still one that was a swimmer, and two pools that were waist deep. The water was chilly, but we never felt the need to suit up. A group of 3 beginner pothole escapees was easily able enter and exit all potholes with teamwork. As our group is cautious and laid back, the total time was 11 hours. We were able to get to the trailhead in a Honda civic, and back out, but it was challenging.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 28, 2012

A fun canyon, but quite dry atm. The first pothole was bone dry and there weren't any swimmers until the pothole you can climb around to the window and jump in. All the anchors were in good condition.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 12, 2012

Bone dry except for one pot hole that was about waist deep. Can't wait to go back and do this one when it is full of water. The weather was in the high 80's and it felt like it was 105. the slots were awesome and very beautiful though!

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 28, 2012

Same as the report for the 23rd, but better for us because the high was 73 degrees instead of 90. Water in only one pothole about waist deep. The road out there must have been recently graded. We were able to get to the trailhead in a sedan.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 23, 2012

A hot dry slog in the heat, huge potholes, but no challenge, and not much fun without water, won't go again unless its full. Finally hit one pothole with water towards the end of the second section, but it wasn't Shanes bathtub, it was more like a sternum deep cesspool.