Canyoneering Route Description List:
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

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Capitol Reef NPS

Pandora's Box - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3A or B IV

Time Required - 11 to 14 hours
Distance using Upstream Exit option - 10.5 miles Total, 1.5 miles Technical
Distance using Downstream Exit option - 13.9 miles Total, 1.5 miles Technical
Rappels - 7 Rappels, Longest Rappel 150 feet.
Elevation Range - 6515 - 7640 Feet
Shuttle Required -Opt. (3.5 miles for Downstream Exit option) Vehicle - Passenger (if you are careful) Permit Required - No

Cassidy Arch Canyon - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3A I (II)

Time Required - 2.5 to 4.5 hours
Distance - 2.3 miles Total, 0.4 miles Technical
Rappels - 8 Rappels, Longest Rappel 140 feet.
Elevation Range - 5390 - 5980 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

Shinob Canyon - Na-gah Fork - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3A(B) I

Time Required - 3 to 4 hours for Na-gah only - add about 3 hours if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip.
Distance - 2.3 miles Total, 0.4 miles Technical - add 2.4 miles if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip.
Rappels - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 155 feet.
Elevation Range - 5390 - 6040 Feet (max elevation will be 7065 if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip).
Shuttle Required -No Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

Shinob Canyon - Timpie Fork - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3A(B) I

Time Required - 4 to 5 hours for Timpie only - add about 2.5 hours if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip.
Distance - 2.8 miles Total, 0.3 miles Technical - add 1.4 miles if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip.
Rappels - 4 Rappels, Longest Rappel 275 feet.  Last 50 feet of longest rap can be down climbed.
Elevation Range - 5390 - 6240 Feet (max elevation will be 7065 if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip).
Shuttle Required -No Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

Shinob Canyon - Nighthawk (Y-bru-sats) Fork - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  4A(B) II

Time Required - 7 to 9 hours for Nighthawk only - add about 2 hours if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip.
Distance - 3.3 miles Total, 0.4 miles Technical - add 0.8 miles if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip.
Rappels - 7 Rappels, Longest Rappel 200+ feet.  (longest rap - right at 200 feet if webbing is extended - slightly longer rope recommended)
Elevation Range - 5390 - 6240 Feet (max elevation will be 7065 if also doing the Fern's Nipple side trip).
Shuttle Required -No Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

Smokestack Canyon - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3A III

Time Required - 5 to 7.5 hours
Distance - 5.2 miles Total, 0.9 miles Technical
Rappels - 2 Rappels, Longest Rappel 115 feet.
Elevation Range - 6000 - 6970 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

Strike 2 Canyon - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3B III

Time Required - 5 to 7 hours
Distance - 1.4 miles total, 0.3 miles technical.
Rappels - 3 total, longest rap 200'.
The longest rap will be longer than 200 feet IF the anchor for rap 1 is not set very long.  See route description for details. 
7 other chimney drops of 30 to 50 feet may be considered rappels to some and down climbs to others.
Elevation Range - 5946 - 5130 feet
Shuttle Required - Yes - 7.2 miles Vehicle - High Clearance. Permit Required - No
Optionally a passenger car can be used, but you will need to walk the last 1.8 miles into the trailhead for the canyon.

Wayne's Wonderland - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  4B III

Time Required - 6 to 8 hours
Distance - 0.7 miles Total, 3.2 miles Technical
Rappels - 5 Rappels, Longest Rappel 200 feet.  A rope slightly longer than 200 is recomended.
Elevation Range - 5230 - 6140 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

The Wives - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.  3A I or 4B I depending on which canyon

Rating -All of the Wives including TOTGA are 3A I except for Wife 5.     Wife 5  is 4B I.
Time Required - 3.5 to 8 hours depending on which or how many Wives are done.

Distance for one Wife - about 2.0 miles Total, 0.2 miles Technical
Distance for two Wives - about 3.0 miles Total, 0.4 miles Technical
Distance for three Wives - about 4.0 miles Total, 0.6 miles Technical

Rappels Wife 1 - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 60 feet.
Rappels Wife 2 - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 100 feet.
Rappels TOTGA - 0 Rappels, Longest Rappel NA feet.  One down climb may require rope for belay.
Rappels Wife 3 - 2 mandatory and 1 optional Rappels, Longest Rappel 200 feet - if the webbing is extended.
Rappels Wife 4 - 1 Rappels, Longest Rappel 75 feet.
Rappels Wife 5 - 5 Rappels, Longest Rappel 100 feet.
Rappels Wife 6 - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 80 feet.

Elevation Range - 5450 - 6200 feet.
Shuttle Required - No  Vehicle - Passenger  Permit Required - No