Red Breaks Canyon

Last Candition: October 3, 2015

5.0

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 28, 2017

7:15 car to car for 2 people. GPS very useful as sandy trails difficult to follow at times. Descended east fork. Fantastic, long narrows, but never really had to go sideways. Brief, low stemming over chockstones, etc. Water in the pool at the one rap is mid-thigh. Newly anchored. After that rap, it's mostly a sandy canyon slog to west fork. That fork also has impressive & colorful narrows. One difficult upclimb early on right side of large chockstone. Next major difficulty was upclimb in the most narrow section and then to exit the narrows, a 12 foot, partner assist climb. Outstanding, basically non-technical narrows make the cross desert hike worth the effort.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 29, 2017

Ankle deep pool at end of upper section

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 3, 2015

From the drill hole trailhead, we descended the upper west fork and returned up the big west fork in 7 1/2 hours. There is an anchor for the end drop into a thigh deep pool in the upper west fork that required a 60 ft rope. This was the only water we encountered. In the big west fork we counted 20 up climbs, most of them easy, with 4 challenging. Good lengthy, tight slots in both forks.