Day 24 - Moab, San Raphael Swell Slot Canyons Hike
 
 
 
 
 


Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell

Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell

We decided to go for another hike today and headed over to the San Raphael Swell to hike some slot canyons.

Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell

 

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Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell To get there we drove north up the 191 and the west along the I70 , and then we headed south down the 24. Between mile post 136 & 137 we tuned off west on the Temple Mtn road, we then drove along Chute canyon road where we parked up near the head of Crack canyon. Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell
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Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell We hiked down Crack canyon, it started off very wide and gradually got narrower as we headed down it. Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell
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Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell The narrow sections were amazing , and we had to climb down sections that were were jammed up with logs and rocks. Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell
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Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell At one point we came to a very large pool of stagnant water, which was impassable so we had to climb up high on the canyon wall, to get past the pool. Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell  
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Crack Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell We came to the end of the narrow section of crack canyon , so we climbed out the canyon, and headed back up wild horse canyon. Wild Horse Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell
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Wild Horse Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell

This canyon also had some good narrow sections, and spectacular eroded rock formations.

We stopped at La Hacienda on the way back into Moab and had a great Mexican meal.

Wild Horse Canyon Hike, San Raphael Swell

DAY 25