Canyoneering Route Description

A-Door-Able Canyon - 3A III (IV)
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Quick Facts

09-18-16, 4 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 5.5 hours) Pictures Icon Camp to camp in Spring Canyon

Time Required - 8 to 9 hours car to car. or 5 to 6 hours camp to camp if camped in spring canyon
Distance - 9 miles Total, 0.3 miles Technical
Rappels - 4 Rappels, Longest Rappel 280 feet.  Final rap is longest and webbing must be extended to make length only 280 feet.
Elevation Range - 5920 - 6610 Feet
Shuttle Required - No  Vehicle - Passenger  Permit Required - No

Gear Used for Canyon

Rappelling and anchor gear, Ropes and or pull cords for rappels up to 280 feet and 70 feet of 1 inch webbing for sling placement.  Wet suits may be needed in cooler months and after recent rains filling a few short sections.

General Comments

A-Door-Able Canyon is a unique canyon with a few unique features worth the visit!  The door in the canyon is like no other feature I have come across.

There are a few small portions of A-Door-Able Canyon that can hold water forcing swims or chest deep wades. On our visit we were able to avoid all water but it looks like there will be times in this canyon where that is not possible.

The approach to A-Door-Able Canyon is off the beaten path with little signs of previous passage. A GPS or good map reading skills are required for this route.  Thanks to John D. for inviting us to join in on checking this place out.

On the exit down Spring Canyon you will need to turn and go up Chimney Rock Canyon back to highway 24.  It is worth mentioning that it can be easy to pass this junction even though it is marked with a wooden sign. If you mistakenly pass the junction you would be walking for many miles before reaching a road or well traveled area. Be alert during the exit and be sure to go up Chimney Rock Canyon.

On our visit in 2016 we bypassed the first 60 feet of canyon by scrambling to the canyon floor down a rock nose then shortly down canyon we came across a deep, wide silo with a 20 foot drop right on the other side. We decided to scramble back up to the rim and go down canyon to rap in beyond the silo which is about 230 feet down canyon from the head. At the bottom of rap 1 from the rim you will be just down canyon of a huge doorway just up canyon. This huge doorway is a hole that has blown out of the down canyon end of a massively deep pothole. You can walk up and into the doorway for a scenic treat unlike any I have encountered. This very unique feature is the name sake of A-Door-Able Canyon. While trying to come up with names for the place Tracy Kwan mentioned A-Door-Able and we all instantly loved it.

Driving Directions

To get to the Trailhead

From the junction of highways 12 and 24, drive east on highway 24 toward Capitol Reef for 6.8 miles to a turn off on the left for Chimney Rock Trail.
OR
From the visitor center in Capitol Reef, drive 3 miles east on highway 24 to a turn off on the right for Chimney Rock Trail.  

The turn off is paved and runs a couple hundred feet to the parking area at the Chimney Rock Trailhead (tChimneyRock).

To leave the Exit Vehicle / Escape Pod

No exit vehicle is needed.  This is done as a loop route.

Maps

GPS coordinate information listed at the bottom.  For information about waypoint naming and map symbols, refer to the Glossary page.

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Details

The Approach:
From the parking lot (tChimneyRock) follow the Chimney Rock trail northeast about 150 feet to where a small trail branches off (wSmokStakRP-01) to the left (northwest).   To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons, continue northeast on the main trail.

About 0.5 miles down the trail is a trail junction (jChim-Sprg-cyn) on the Chimney Rock Loop Trail.  To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons follow the trail northeast and not the trail to the south leading to Chimney Rock.  About 350 feet east the trail will cross a drainage then continue east and roughly follow along a drainage below also going east.

About 0.9 miles farther is a spot on the Chimney Rock Loop Trail where use trails leave (jChim-SprgCyn2) the main trail and drop north down into the large drainage about 90 feet away.  To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able Canyons, leave the main trail and follow use trails about 90 feet down into the major drainage below.

Once in the main drainage below (wSmokStakRP-21) continue east down the wash.

About 0.27 miles farther a large side canyon joins in from the north (wSmokStakRP-20).  Continue east down the wash.

About 0.55 miles farther is the bottom exit of Smokestack Canyon (ySmokStak-Bt) on the left (northish), continue east in the wash.

About 0.3 miles farther a side canyon joins in (ChimRkCyn30) from the north with two large cottonwood trees just west of where the side canyon joins in.  Continue east down the wash.

About 0.3 miles farther is a confluence where Chimney Rock Canyon meets Spring Canyon with wooden signs posted.  To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons go north up Spring Canyon.

About 0.5 miles north up Spring Canyon is a large drainage (jA-Door-Able) on the right (northeast) side of Spring Canyon. Leave Spring Canyon and go northeast up this large drainage.

About 250 feet up the drainage is the bottom of a rubble filled ravine (A-Door01) leaving the drainage going up to the northwest. Note a small peak in the center of the ravine and routefind up the slopes to the right of that peak. As you get higher up the slopes, you will be going into a smaller ravine going up the right side of the center peak. There are a couple spots with exposed 4th class scrambling for a short distance.

Example Pic. Note a small peak in the center of the ravine and routefind up the slopes to the right of that peak. As you get higher up the slopes, you will be going into a smaller ravine going up the right side of the center peak. There are a couple spots with exposed 4th class scrambling for a short distance.

Shortly up the slopes on the right of the ravine the  rock gets steeper (A-Door02) requiring more hands and feet in places. Staying far right seems to be the best route but effort is required to route find through this convoluted area. There is one spot you will need to climb 4th class up about 10 feet to continue up.

A few hundred feet farther is the top out of the small ravine (A-Door03) on the right of the peak. Veer left and scramble down steep slickrock to the main ravine below.

Once down in the main ravine (A-Door04), scramble and boulder hop northwest up the ravine.

About 500 feet farther up the ravine is a very large boulder in the ravine with ledges on the left to help scramble up over it. From the top of the boulder (A-Door05) you can see the ravine is getting wider and the grade becomes more gentle. 

To go to A-Door-Able Canyon continue northwest up the wash about 375 feet to a brief top out in the ravine.

Note:
If you were going to Stone Dagger Canyon you would continue northwest about 150 feet farther up the ravine then leave the ravine to the right (north) scrambling up a series of ledges.

Example Pic. To continue to A-Door-Able Canyon continue northwest up the wash about 375 feet to a brief top out in the ravine.

Once at the brief top out of the ravine (A-Door06), continue northwest about 500 feet down then up to the next high point.

At the next highest point (A-Door07), continue northwest about 300 feet down to a wide where a couple drainages come together.

At the wide confluence (A-Door08), continue up the wash up to the northwest.

About 750 feet farther the wash begins to get steep (A-Door09). Scramble up steep slickrock on the right (northeast) side.

About 500 feet farther is a wide saddle (A-Door10Sdle). Drop down to the northwest to the drainage below.

About 300 feet down the wash scramble up to the shelf (A-Door11) on the left (southwest) side. Once on the shelf continue northwest roughly following the drainage for about 400 feet.

As the shelf you are following widens (A-Door12) and where you can turn left and contour around to the west toward A-Door-Able Canyon. Continue west following down a minor drainage beginning to form.

About 600 feet farther the minor drainage meets (A-Door13) a larger drainage. Turn left and follow the wash down to the west.

About 200 feet farther is a pour off with a few potholes (A-Door14) where you can easily scramble down into the larger drainage below. Follow southish down the large drainage a vegetated section near a confluence.

At short vegetated section (A-Door15Veg) by a confluence continue down canyon in sandy wash walking.

About 150 feet farther is the head of A-Door-Able Canyon (yA-Door-AbleTp) where a slot forms. 

The Canyoneering / Technical Section:
From the head where the slot forms (yA-Door-AbleTp) is a drop of about 25 feet. To get to rap 1 walk the RDC rim about 230 feet down canyon where you can rap from a rock to the canyon floor.

Note:
On our visit in 2016 we bypassed the first 60 feet of canyon by scrambling to the canyon floor down a rock nose next to the crack on the RDC side. Shortly down canyon we came across a deep, wide silo with a 20 foot drop right on the other side. We decided to scramble back up to the rim and go down canyon to rap in beyond the silo which is about 230 feet down canyon from the head.  If you want you can easily scramble into the canyon by going down steep slope next to a crack (A-Door16Rim).

Rap 1 (dA-Door-R1) is anchored from a large rock on the rim about 30 feet back from the rim and uses about 100 feet of rope travel to get down into the canyon floor. At the bottom of the rap go up canyon to see a very interesting feature.

At the bottom of rap 1 from the rim is  the lower end of what was bypassed by walking the rim to rap 1.  What was bypassed was a deep wide silo with a 20 foot drop on the other side to what once was a monster deep pothole but the down canyon wall has blown out creating a huge door way like feature. If you rap down from the rim at rap 1 you will land right below this door (A-Door-Able) in the canyon and can walk up and into it. This feature is very unique and worth the visit.

About 150 feet down canyon is a drop of about 15 feet (A-Door17) that can be done as a very challenging partner assist where 2 or 3 people at the bottom is recommended. The drop starts with a super tight crack right at the top that opens up to wide open air below with zero features to downclimb on. Getting a few people down with meat anchor first they can then walk up the slopped ramp at the bottom and reach up to assist the last person down. Once at the bottom look straight up overhead to see light coming through an arch.

Shortly down canyon is skinny section a little over 100 feet long with very smooth polished walls.

At the down canyon end of the skinny section is downclimb (A-Door18) of about 8 feet down a narrow crack to a pool below and open corridor down canyon.  Rap 2 is about 160 feet down canyon.

Rap 2 (dA-Door-R2) is anchored from an arch low on the LDC side and drops about 15 feet to more sandy corridor to walk for about 250 feet with one pinch to galumph over along the way.

About 250 feet down canyon is the start of (A-Door19) a deep skinny section with an easy downclimb of 6 to 8 feet under log debris. Continue through the skinny section about 50 feet to the next rap.

Rap 3 (dA-Door-R3) is anchored from log wedged between the walls and drops 8 to 10 feet which could also be partner assisted. Optionally the drop can be anchored using log debris about 50 feet back.

Just after the rap is a pool that would be a swimmer of about 25 feet long if full. We were able to climb log debris to get over the pool. Just after is a brief open spot.

Just after the open spot is a drop (A-Door20) of about 8 feet that can easily be partner assisted just after a brief open spot.  The final rap is about 150 feet down canyon.

Rap 4 (dA-Door-R4) is anchored from deadman anchor in the last pothole before the drop and drops about 280 feet. The 280 feet is with extending the anchor webbing as far out as comfortable. If anchor material flashes out with flooding you may need to farm rocks from up canyon like we did.

Walk about 450 feet out to the end of the drainage where it dumps into Spring Canyon (yA-Door-AbleBt).

The Exit:
Once in Spring Canyon (yA-Door-AbleBt) turn left and walk southwest then south down Spring canyon about 1.5 miles to the confluence where Chimney Rock Canyon meets Spring Canyon with wooden signs posted (jChimney-Spng).  Go west up Chimney Rock Canyon.

Warning:
When exiting from Stone Dagger, A-Door-Able, or Pandoras Box Canyons, it is easy to walk right by this junction on the hike out and accidentally continue walking aimlessly south down Spring Canyon. Even with the wooded signs posted I have seen people just walk by and never see the sign.

About 1.4 miles up Chimney Rock Canyon a use trail goes up out of the drainage and up to the trail above (wSmokStakRP-21).  Walk up use trails to the main trail on the south side of the wash.

Once on the main trail (jChim-SprgCyn2) follow the trail west about 0.8 miles to a trail junction.

From the trail junction (jChim-SprgCyn1) follow the trail going west about 0.5 miles to the Chimney Rock Parking area (tChimneyRock).

GPS Waypoint Information

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Elevations are approximate.  Waypoints with no elevation data will display NaN in place of the elevation.

For information about my waypoint naming convention and map symbols, refer to the Glossary page.

Notes for GPS information:
BEFORE
entering coordinates from this website, please ensure your system (GPS or mapping software) is set to the same datum used here.  Waypoint coordinates are listed with WGS84 datum and in Lat/Lon hddd.ddddd° format.  Entering coordinate information with inconsistent datum's can result in the waypoints being off by hundreds of feet.  It is important to keep this in mind when entering waypoints from any source.

A-Door-Able (1) - Approach
  1. tChimneyRock          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31570   W -111.30397        Elev: 6,055 Feet
    Chimeny Rock Trailhead. Paved parking and a pit toilet.
  2. wSmokStakRP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31602   W -111.30372        Elev: NaN Feet
    Small trail branches off to the left (northwest). To go to the top of Smokestck Canyon, leave the main trail and walk northwest following the smaller trail over to a draiange about 400 feet away. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons, continue northeast on the main trail.
  3. jChim-SprgCyn1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31756   W -111.29826        Elev: 6,300 Feet
    Trail junction on the Chimney Rock Loop Trail. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons follow the trail northeast and not the trail to the south leading to Chimney Rock. About 350 feet east the trail will cross a drainage then continue east and roughly follow along a drainage below also going east. On the hike back out to the parking area Follow the trail west about 0.5 miles back to the parking lot.
  4. wSmokStakRP-21          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31766   W -111.28491        Elev: NaN Feet
    Use trail goes up out of the draianage and up to the trail above. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue east down the wash. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area walk up use trails to the main trail on the south side of the wash.
  5. wSmokStakRP-20          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31922   W -111.28163        Elev: NaN Feet
    Large side canyon joins in from the north. To got to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue east in the wash.
  6. ySmokStak-Bt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32288   W -111.27389        Elev: 6,000 Feet
    Bottom exit of Smokestack Canyon where it dumps into Chimney Rock Canyon. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area turn right (south) and walk up stream in Chimney Rock Canyon. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue east in the wash.
  7. ChimRkCyn30          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32407   W -111.26967        Elev: NaN Feet
    Side canyon joins in from the north with two large cottonwood trees just west of where the side canyon joins in.
  8. jChimney-Spng          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32428   W -111.26421        Elev: 5,920 Feet
    Confluence where Chimney Rock Canyon meets Spring Canyon with wooden signs posted. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons go north up Spring Canyon. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area go west up Chimney Rock Canyon. Warning: when exiting from Stone Dagger, A-Door-Able, or Pandoras Box Canyons, it is easy to walk right by this junction on the hike out and accidentally continue walking aimlessly south down Spring Canyon. Even with the wooded signs posted I have seen people just walk by and never see the sign.
  9. jA-Door-Able          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33168   W -111.26385        Elev: NaN Feet
    Large drainage on the northeast side of Spring Canyon. To go to A-Door-Able or Stone Dagger Canyons go northeast up this large drainage. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area travel south down Spring Canyon.
  10. A-Door01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33233   W -111.26348        Elev: NaN Feet
    Bottom of a rubble filled ravine leaving the drainage going up to the northwest. Note a small peak in the center of the ravine and routefind up the slopes to the right of that peak. As you get higher up the slopes, you will be going into a smaller ravine going up the right side of the center peak. There are a couple spots with exposed 4th class scrambling for a short distance. On exit from Stone Dagger, turn right and walk south about 250 feet back into Spring Canyon.
  11. A-Door02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33272   W -111.26378        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rock gets steeper requiring more hands and feet in places. Staying far right seems to be the best route but effort is required to route find through this convoluted area. There is one spot you will need to climb 4th class up about 10 feet to continue up.
  12. A-Door03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33336   W -111.26464        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top out of the small ravine on the right of the peak. Veer left and scramble down steep slickrock to the main ravine below. On exit from Stone Dagger, scramble down the slopes about 500 feet down into a larger drainage with a couple of 4th class scrambles on the way.
  13. A-Door04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33309   W -111.26537        Elev: NaN Feet
    Down in the main ravine. Scramble and boulder hop northwest up the ravine. On exit from Stone Dagger, scramble up to the right (northish) up a boulder filled slope to the top of a side ravine.
  14. A-Door05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33379   W -111.26687        Elev: NaN Feet
    A very large boulder in the ravine with ledges on the left to help scramble up over it. From the top of the boulder you can see the ravine is getting wider and the grade becomes more gentle. To go to Stone Dagger Canyon continue northwest about 150 feet farther up the ravine then leave the ravine to the right (north) scrambling up a series of ledges. To go to A-Door-Able Canyon continue northwest up the wash about 375 feet to a brief top out in the ravine. On exit from Stone Dagger, downclimb the boulder and continue down the ravine.
  15. jStoneDagger          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33412   W -111.26729        Elev: 6,420 Feet
    Leave the drainage and begin routefinding north up a series of ledge. On our visit the route up the ledges had the occasional cairn but they may not remain, so they should not be depended on. On exit, turn left and go southeast down the wash a short distance to a large boulder.
  16. A-Door06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33451   W -111.26782        Elev: NaN Feet
    Brief top out of the ravine. Continue northwest about 500 feet down then up to the next high point.
  17. A-Door07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33535   W -111.26933        Elev: 6,545 Feet
    Brief top out. Continue northwest about 300 feet down to a wide where a couple drainages come together.
  18. A-Door08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33606   W -111.27003        Elev: NaN Feet
    Wide area where a couple drainages cross. Continue up the wash up to the northwest.
  19. A-Door09          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33772   W -111.27151        Elev: NaN Feet
    Wash begins to get steep. Scramble up steep slickrock on the right (northeast) side.
  20. A-Door10Sdle          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33865   W -111.27271        Elev: 6,610 Feet
    Wide saddle. Drop down to the northwest to the drainage below.
  21. A-Door11          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33911   W -111.27357        Elev: NaN Feet
    Instead of following down the wash, scramble up to the shelf on the left (southwest) side. Once on the shelf continue northwest roughly following the drainage for about 400 feet.
  22. A-Door12          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33986   W -111.27463        Elev: NaN Feet
    Shelf you are following widens and where you can turn left and contour around to the west toward A-Door-Able Canyon. Continue west following down a minor drainage beginning to form.
  23. A-Door13          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33989   W -111.27650        Elev: NaN Feet
    Minor drainage meets a larger drainage. Turn left and follow the wash down to the west.
  24. A-Door14          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33975   W -111.27709        Elev: NaN Feet
    Pour off with a few potholes where you can easily scramble down into the larger drainage below. Follow southish down the large drainage.
  25. A-Door15Veg          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33961   W -111.27727        Elev: NaN Feet
    Short vegetated section by a confluence followed by sandy wash walking.
  26. yA-Door-AbleTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33932   W -111.27763        Elev: 6,470 Feet
    Top of A-Door-Able canyon where a slot forms with a drop of about 25 feet. To get to rap 1 walk the RDC rim about 230 feet down canyon where you can rap from a rock to the canyon floor. Note: On our visit in 2016 we bypassed the first 60 feet of canyon by scrambling to the canyon floor down a rock nose next to the crack on the RDC side. Shortly down canyon we came across a deep, wide silo with a 20 foot drop right on the other side. We decided to scramble back up to the rim and go down canyon to rap in beyond the silo which is about 230 feet down canyon from the head.
A-Door-Able (2) - The Canyon
  1. yA-Door-AbleTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33932   W -111.27763        Elev: 6,470 Feet
    Top of A-Door-Able canyon where a slot forms with a drop of about 25 feet. To get to rap 1 walk the RDC rim about 230 feet down canyon where you can rap from a rock to the canyon floor. Note: On our visit in 2016 we bypassed the first 60 feet of canyon by scrambling to the canyon floor down a rock nose next to the crack on the RDC side. Shortly down canyon we came across a deep, wide silo with a 20 foot drop right on the other side. We decided to scramble back up to the rim and go down canyon to rap in beyond the silo which is about 230 feet down canyon from the head.
  2. A-Door16Rim          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33917   W -111.27771        Elev: NaN Feet
    Crack to cross over while traveling the RDC rim down to rap 1. Optionally you can scramble down to the canyon floor down a rock nose but if you do you will soon encounter a wide, deep silo with a 20 foot drop on the other side.
  3. dA-Door-R1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33867   W -111.27791        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 1 - A-Door-Able Canyon. Anchored from a large rock on the rim about 30 feet back from the rim and uses about 100 feet of rope travel to get down into the canyon floor. At the bottom of the rap go up canyon to see a very interesting feature.
  4. A-Door-Able          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33876   W -111.27786        Elev: NaN Feet
    A deep wide silo with a 20 foot drop on the other side to what once was a monster deep pothole but the down canyon wall has blown out creating a huge door way like feature. If you rap down from the rim at rap 1 you will land right below this door in the canyon and can walk up and into it. This feature is very unique and worth the visit.
  5. A-Door17          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33833   W -111.27772        Elev: NaN Feet
    Drop of about 15 feet that can be done as a very challenging partner assist where 2 or 3 people at the bottom is recommended. The drop starts with a super tight crack right at the top that opens up to wide open air below with zero features to downclimb on. Getting a few people down with meat anchor first they can then walk up the slopped ramp at the bottom and reach up to assist the last person down. Once at the bottom look straight up overhead to see light coming through an arch. Shortly down canyon is skinny section a little over 100 feet long with very smooth polished walls.
  6. A-Door18          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33802   W -111.27742        Elev: NaN Feet
    Down canyon end of a skinny sectionand a downclimb of about 8 feet down a narrow crack to a pool below and open corridor down canyon.
  7. dA-Door-R2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33763   W -111.27719        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 2 - A-Door-Able Canyon. Anchored from an arch low on the LDC side and drops about 15 feet to more sandy corridor to walk for about 250 feet with one pinch to galumph over along the way.
  8. A-Door19          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33704   W -111.27694        Elev: NaN Feet
    Start of a deep skinny section with an easy downclimb of 6 to 8 feet under log debris. Continue through the skinny section about 50 feet to the next rap.
  9. dA-Door-R3          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33698   W -111.27675        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 3 - A-Door-Able Canyon. Anchored from log wedged between the walls and drops 8 to 10 feet which could also be partner assisted. Optionally the drop can be anchored using log debris about 50 feet back. Just after the rap is a pool that would be a swimmer of about 25 feet long if full. We were able to climb log debris to get over the pool. Just after is a brief open spot.
  10. A-Door20          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33669   W -111.27661        Elev: NaN Feet
    Drop of about 8 feet that can easily be partner assisted just after a brief open spot.
  11. dA-Door-R4          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33634   W -111.27681        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 4 - A-Door-Able Canyon. Anchored from deadman anchor in the last pothole before the drop and drops about 280 feet. The 280 feet is with extending the anchor webbing as far out as comfortable. If anchor material flashes out with flooding you may need to farm rocks from up canyon like we did.
  12. yA-Door-AbleBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33524   W -111.27760        Elev: 6,035 Feet
    Bottom of A-Door-Able Canyon where it dumps into Spring Canyon.
A-Door-Able (3) - Exit
  1. yA-Door-AbleBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33524   W -111.27760        Elev: 6,035 Feet
    Bottom of A-Door-Able Canyon where it dumps into Spring Canyon.
  2. jA-Door-Able          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.33168   W -111.26385        Elev: NaN Feet
    Large drainage on the northeast side of Spring Canyon. To go to A-Door-Able or Stone Dagger Canyons go northeast up this large drainage. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area travel south down Spring Canyon.
  3. jChimney-Spng          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32428   W -111.26421        Elev: 5,920 Feet
    Confluence where Chimney Rock Canyon meets Spring Canyon with wooden signs posted. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons go north up Spring Canyon. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area go west up Chimney Rock Canyon. Warning: when exiting from Stone Dagger, A-Door-Able, or Pandoras Box Canyons, it is easy to walk right by this junction on the hike out and accidentally continue walking aimlessly south down Spring Canyon. Even with the wooded signs posted I have seen people just walk by and never see the sign.
  4. ChimRkCyn30          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32407   W -111.26967        Elev: NaN Feet
    Side canyon joins in from the north with two large cottonwood trees just west of where the side canyon joins in.
  5. ySmokStak-Bt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32288   W -111.27389        Elev: 6,000 Feet
    Bottom exit of Smokestack Canyon where it dumps into Chimney Rock Canyon. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area turn right (south) and walk up stream in Chimney Rock Canyon. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue east in the wash.
  6. wSmokStakRP-20          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31922   W -111.28163        Elev: NaN Feet
    Large side canyon joins in from the north. To got to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue east in the wash.
  7. wSmokStakRP-21          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31766   W -111.28491        Elev: NaN Feet
    Use trail goes up out of the draianage and up to the trail above. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue east down the wash. To go to the Chimney Rock parking area walk up use trails to the main trail on the south side of the wash.
  8. jChim-SprgCyn1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31756   W -111.29826        Elev: 6,300 Feet
    Trail junction on the Chimney Rock Loop Trail. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons follow the trail northeast and not the trail to the south leading to Chimney Rock. About 350 feet east the trail will cross a drainage then continue east and roughly follow along a drainage below also going east. On the hike back out to the parking area Follow the trail west about 0.5 miles back to the parking lot.
  9. tChimneyRock          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31570   W -111.30397        Elev: 6,055 Feet
    Chimeny Rock Trailhead. Paved parking and a pit toilet.