Canyoneering Route Description List:
Escalante National Monument, Utah.

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Very little in the area.  Excursions of Escalante offer guide services and may be able to offer other canyon related information.

Excursions of Escalante

Canyon accessed via the Old Sheffield Road (Spencer Flats)

Spencer Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  3(B) II(III)

Time Required - 5 to 6 hours
Distance - 4.8 miles Total, 1.4 miles Technical
Rappels - 0 to 5 Rappels, Longest Rappel 70 feet.  Entry Fork 2 - no raps but has 40 foot handline.  Entry Fork 1 - 3 to 5 raps.
Elevation Range - 5790 - 5160 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

TOD ( Temple Of Doom) Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  3(4)B III

Time Required - 7 to 9 hours
Distance - 6.6 miles Total, 0.7 miles Technical
Rappels - 4 Rappels, Longest Rappel 85 feet.
Elevation Range - 5790 - 4910 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Canyon accessed via Wolverine Loop Road

Holy Cow Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  4A(B) III

Time Required - 7 to 9 hours
Distance - 4.6 miles Total, 0.5 miles Technical
Rappels - 6 Rappels, Longest Rappel 100 feet.  Will need 120 foot rope.
Elevation Range - 5425 - 6220 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger, if bad road conditions High Clearance Permit Required - No

Sad Cow Disease Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  3A III

Time Required - 4.5 to 6.5 hours
Distance - 9.2 miles Total, 0.4 miles Technical
Rappels - 2 Rappels, Longest Rappel 100 feet.  Longest rap actually less but will need this much rope.
Elevation Range - 5300 - 5550 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger, if bad road conditions High Clearance Permit Required - No

Canyon accessed via Hole in the Rock Road

Spooky and Peekaboo
(optional Eerie Slot)
- Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  2A I

Time Required - 3 to 5 hours
Distance - 2.9 miles Total, 0.6 miles Technical 
Add a 0.5 to 1.0 mile if doing the side trip through Eerie Slot
Rappels - 0 Rappels, Longest Rappel N/A feet.
Elevation Range - 4966 - 4670 Feet
Shuttle Required -No Vehicle - Passenger High Clearance Permit Required - No

Big Tony - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  4B IV R (X)

Time Required - 9 to 11 hours
Distance - 0.9 miles Total, 6.9 miles Technical
Rappels - 2 Rappels, Longest Rappel 70 feet.
Elevation Range - 4155 - 4720 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD incase deep sand issues. Permit Required - No

Brimstone Lower - The Beast - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  4A I(II) R

Time Required - 4 to 5 hours for The Beast only - Can be combined with other routes in the area to fill out the day.
Distance - 6.7 miles Total, 0.8 miles Technical
Rappels - 0 Rappels, Longest Rappel N/A feet.
Elevation Range - 4965 - 4600 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger - High Clearance Permit Required - No

Egypt 1 - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  3A I

Time Required - 2 to 4 hours
Distance - 1.7 miles Total, 0.8 miles Technical
Rappels - 0 to 4 Rappels (depending on skill level), Longest Rappel 30 feet.
Elevation Range - 5270 - 4940 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance recommended, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Egypt 1.5 - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  3A I

Time Required - 2 to 4 hours
Distance - 1.1 miles Total, 0.5 miles Technical
Rappels - 2 Rappels, Longest Rappel 25 feet. (a couple of downclimbs could also have anchors show up one day)
Elevation Range - 5350 - 5030 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance recommended, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Egypt 5 - Upper and Lower -
Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  4A(B) II (IV) X (X-)

Upper Egypt 5 Only -
    Time Required
- 4 to 6 hours
    Distance - 1.7 miles Total, 0.34 miles Technical
    Rappels - 1 Rappels, Longest Rappel 300 feet.
    Elevation Range - 5680 - 5080 Feet

Lower Egypt 5 Only -
    Time Required
- 6 to 7 hours
    Distance - 5.1 miles Total, 0.25 miles Technical
    Rappels - 2 Rappels, Longest Rappel 50 feet.
    Elevation Range - 5680 - 4740 Feet

Upper and Lower Egypt 5  -
    Time Required
- 9 to 10
    Distance - 5 miles Total, 0.59 miles Technical
    Rappels - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 300 feet.
    Elevation Range - 5680 - 4740 Feet

Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance recommended, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

East Scorpion Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah. 4B III R

Time Required - 6 to 8
Distance - 7.3 miles Total, 0.8 miles Technical
Rappels - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 35 feet.  (but have a 55 foot rope)
Elevation Range - 4400 - 4750 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger - High Clearance if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Headless Hen and Raven Canyons - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah. 
Raven Canyon 3A(B) III R
Headless Hen Canyon 4B III

Time Required - 8 to 11 - -  combining Raven and Headless Hen.
Distance - 6.1 miles Total, 1.5 miles Technical  - - combining Raven and Headless Hen.
Rappels - 0 Rappels, Lots of short raps or downclimbs into potholes and pothole escape work.
Elevation Range - 4720 - 4250 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD incase deep sand issues.
Permit Required -
No

Mumbai Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  4A(B) IV X

Time Required - 11 to 14 hours
Distance - 13.1 miles Total, 0.6 miles Technical
Rappels - 2 Rappels, Longest Rappel 90 feet.  (bring a 120 foot rope though - see general comments below)
Elevation Range - 4230 - 3720 Feet
Shuttle Required - No  Vehicle - Carefully driven Passenger Car - High Clearance, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Red Breaks Loop - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  3A III

Time Required - 6.5 to 8.5 hours
Distance - 2.8 miles Total, 8.7 miles Technical
Rappels - 1 Rappels, Longest Rappel 20 feet.
Elevation Range - 4970 - 5710 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Miles Vehicle - Passenger Permit Required - No

ROC - Rabbit of Caerbonn - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  4A I(II) R+

Time Required - 3 to 4 hours for ROC only - Can be combined with other routes in the area to fill out the day.
Distance - 0.3 miles Total, 5 miles Technical
Rappels - 0 Rappels, Longest Rappel N/A feet.
Elevation Range - 4965 - 4600 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - Passenger - High Clearance Permit Required - No

Sandslide Canyon - Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah.  2(3)A I(II)

Time Required - 2 to 4 hours
Distance - 0.7 miles Total, 3.7 miles Technical
Rappels - 1 Rappels, Longest Rappel 110 feet.  The rappel is only 90 feet but you will need about 110 feet of rope for it.
Elevation Range - 4530 - 4770 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Miles Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD suggested Permit Required - No