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chicagotransplantFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2016


With Rachael. Out and back from the behind the reef road through the narrows after doing Bell and Little Wildhorse in the morning. Some fun obstacles in the narrows.
Posted Apr 18, 2016 11:50 am

Foxy Long BottomsNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2015

Foxy Long Bottoms

Posted Jun 2, 2015 11:40 am

MTfred19Down Crack, Up Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014


We parked at the Chute Canyon TH, then walked the road over to Crack Canyon and descended. Only a couple little downclimbs (we were expecting more) and some really nice narrows. We couldn't really see an obvious route cross country over to Chute so we hiked the long way around through open country to get there and it was pretty hot and dry. Up through Chute was pretty nice and so it ended up being a pretty good loop hike.
Posted Jul 3, 2014 2:37 pm

imontopWhat a Crack!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012


Camped at the mouth of Crack Canyon, then hiked it the next day. Absolutely breathtaking! I'll be back!
Posted Oct 22, 2012 3:07 pm

idpeakgirlStunning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1994


A memorable hike, highly recommended!
Posted Jul 24, 2011 4:49 pm

ericwillhiteWith the family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011


My pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/san_rafael_swell/crack_canyon/hiking_051.htm
Posted Apr 11, 2011 3:40 am

blueshadeJust ok  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010


Did as a long loop with Chute. Loop is a long slog and neither canyon has much bang for the buck.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 12:33 pm

tannerpuma15Fun Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


Just a fun easy hike. Great times.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 4:20 pm

PropsGreat canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2010


This was a great afternoon hike.
Posted May 23, 2010 3:11 am

aprovanceNice Slot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2010


Had Crack Canyon all to ourselves on a beautiful sunny day. The short subway portion at the beginning of the hike was great for pictures. Enjoyed the obstacles farther in the canyon as well.
Posted May 11, 2010 4:59 pm

Buz GroshongGreat Slot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2007

Buz Groshong

We went down Chute and back up Crack.
Posted Sep 12, 2009 7:53 pm

Ed FFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2009

Ed F

This is a great slot canyon hike with a few easy obstacles. Very beautiful area. As of April 2009, I got a tiny passenger car (Toyota Yaris) to the trailhead with no issues. The roads here are maintained amazingly well for such a remote place.
Posted Apr 26, 2009 7:55 am

Travis AtwoodAnother Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009

Travis Atwood

This was my third trip through the canyon and I still love it. It's really an amazing place. There were a ton of people this time, but that was probably due in part to the holiday weekend. I also ran into the same group of ATVers that Sarah mentioned in the post below and was not not terribly pleased with them.
Posted Apr 13, 2009 3:28 pm

SarahThompsonRound 2 after Little Wild Horse & Bell Canyons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009


Did the out and back hike in the afternoon after hiking Little Wild Horse & Bell Canyons in the morning. The round trip took about 2 hours. The hardest part was trying to keep our cool as we waited for a group of ATVers who were trying to get millions of very young children down into the first narrow section. After that we had the rest of the canyon to ourselves. I liked this one just as much, if not more than, Little Wild Horse. On the hike out we ended up picking up all kinds of trash that the ATVers dropped.
Posted Apr 13, 2009 1:54 pm

byatesFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 1995


A Nice winter hike.
Posted Feb 1, 2009 8:50 pm

ShayleeCrack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2006


I had a great time, but had to be carried most of the way for this one. I really liked playing in the sand.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 11:47 am

ridgegirlCrack Canyon with club  Sucess!


This was my first slot canyon. I did it with the BYU Outdoor Adventure Club. Lots of fun.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 1:10 pm



March 2006.
Went down to one of the drop-offs, and turned back due to concerns about everyone's ability to get back up. Explored a notch in the canyon wall above the narrows, though, which was fun. The canyon was very scenic, but there was a loud youth group near us much of the time, another reason not to feel too bad about bailing early.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 4:21 am

KirtDavisMy First  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2007


This was my first slot canyon. The trail to the entrance was hairy, but we had 4wd's to get close. The hike was amazing. We had to chimney across one pothole, and reroute out of the canyon and then back in in another place, but made it up and back down with only a few of us getting wet.

I would definately revisit this canyon.
Posted Apr 23, 2007 2:03 am

weeds19Chute to Crack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2004


We used our three day weekend to to do some exploring of the Swell. After a hike of Bell and Wildhorse the previous day we tackled these two canyons. The crossover between the canyons is not obvious, and we ended up handlining down 30 ft to get into Crack Canyon. Crack is definitely the more interesting of the two canyons and we had almost decided to wade a section of very cold water, before we found an alternate route. The two canyons together make for a fun day with some route-finding challenges. Great adventure!
Posted Feb 8, 2007 8:06 pm

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