Canyoneering Route Description

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

Quick Facts

06-11-11, 6 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 7.7 hours) Pictures Icon
09-12-14, 2 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 7.1 hours)

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

Gear Used for Canyon

Rappelling and anchor gear, Ropes and or pull cords for rappels up to 110 feet and 50 feet of 1 inch webbing for sling placement.

General Comments

Thanks to John Diener for scouting out and setting up a trip to get down this canyon.  Also, Thank you to John for the invite to join his group on that first decent.  

The route described here is for the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon.  The left fork would involve a big rap at the head of the canyon then a wash walk to the confluence of the left and right forks.  The fun is in the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon.  But you do get some great views from the top of the head of the left fork, so the route described here takes you by there for a look-see on your way over to the right fork.  

As always, try to stay off the crypto biotic soils in the area.

There are a lot of cross joint fractures in the area giving Smokestack Canyon the feel of traveling through a fractured and broken maze.

Smokestack canyon does not offer a lot of bang for the buck since the canyon is short compared to the rest of the route.  However Smokestack is a fun canyon and worth checking out if you have time.

A couple of cautions about the rappels: Before sending everyone down the down climb just before rap 1 have people below check the anchor for rap 1.  If there is insufficient material for an anchor, those still at the top of the down climb can farm rocks to build the dead man anchor.  Rap 2 is an awkward start due to the need to set the rap ring over the lip of the rappel to avoid rope grooves. 

With this in mind I would not suggest this canyon for complete beginners.  Smokestack Canyon however is a great canyon for intermediate canyoneers looking to practice setting anchors properly to minimize rope grooves.

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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Click the links for maps of the route.
Map of the entire route.
Map of the approach route.
Map of the technical section.

Details

The Approach:
From the Chimney Rock trailhead (tChimneyRock), start north east on the Chimney Rock trail.

Example Pic. View from the Chimney Rock Trailhead.  Route find your way to the ravine with the blue line and go up it.

About 150 feet from the trailhead turn left (north west) and leave the trail (wSmokStakRP-01).  It is not important exactly where you leave the trail just look for a convenient spot to do so.

After leaving the trail, walk northwest about 500 feet over to a wash running up to the north east (wSmokStakRP-02).  When you get to the wash turn right and start walking north east up the wash.

In about 0.2 miles, the wash crosses over some whitish sandstone (wSmokStakRP-03).  Continue up the wash passing by some whitish sandstone outcroppings.  

Another 0.2 miles up, the wash will turn right (wSmokStakRP-04) and go east up toward a ravine.  As you look east up the wash toward the ravine you should see a pointed peak to the right of the ravine and the cliff leading up to the mesa top to the right of the ravine.

Example Pic. Walk up the ravine shown with the pointy peak on the right and the cliffs of the mesa on the left.

About 350 up the wash to the east will be the base of the ravine (wSmokStakRP-05).  

Continue east up the ravine.  Travel up the ravine involves boulder hoping and scrambling most of the way up the steep slope.  A little over 500 feet up the ravine, the walls get higher making it feel more like a small canyon (wSmokStakRP-06).  

Shortly after the ravine takes on a canyon feel, you will have a section of easy travel on along a moderately flat section for about 400 feet.  Part way up this kind of level section will be an up climb of about 8 feet which is made easier by a log leaned on the wall.  if the log is not there a partner assist will easily get you up the 8 foot upclimb.

Next is another steep section of the ravine to scramble up.  Near the start of this next steep section will be an up climb of about 10 feet or so (wSmokStakRP-07).  To get up this upclimb you can scramble up the center section or spice it up a little by chimneying up a crack on the LUC (north) side of the ravine.

The second steep section of the ravine is filled with boulders to hop and scramble up just like the first steep section.  About 275 feet up the second steep section the ravine starts to level off a little at the top of a sandstone scree area (wSmokStakRP-08).  This spot is about 250 feet before reaching the obvious head wall of the ravine and is also the bottom of a side slot on the left (north) that climbs north up out of the ravine toward the mesa top.

Note:
As you get to the top of the scree like section and start to see the obvious headwall of the ravine start looking for the side slot on the left (north) side.  The angle of the side slot is such that you will likely not notice the side slot until you are right on it or a little past it.

The bottom of the side slot (wSmokStakRP-08) is about 250 feet from the obvious head wall of the ravine and looks like an obvious route that ramps up out of the ravine.  Travel up the side slot is mostly easy scrambling with a few easy up climbs of 4 or 5 feet each to get over some of the boulder debris in the slot.

Example Pic. Scramble up out of the ravine using this slot / ramp.

The side slot up out of the ravine goes for about 175 feet up to its top out (wSmokStakRP-09) on a large ledge.  From the top out of the side slot on the ledge, veer left and walk west along the ledge for about 250 feet to the start of a short scramble up climb to get up onto the mesa above.  

After the short scramble up onto the top of the mesa (wSmokStakRP-10), turn right and route find your way east along the mesa gradually gaining elevation.  Your goal is to get up to a saddle like spot on the east side of a rocky point about 700 feet from the top of the scramble.  The saddle like spot will not be visible until you are about 300 feet east of the scramble up.

When the saddle like spot comes into view route find your way up to it.

Example Pic. After walking a few hundred feet east along the mesa the saddle like spot to the east of the rocky point comes into view.  Route find your way up to it.

When you get to the saddle like spot up on the east side of the rocky point (wSmokStakRP-11), wrap left around to the north side of the rocky peak.  As you wrap around the point, contour around it and do not drop in elevation but instead contour around very gradually gaining elevation to get up over to mostly flat terrain for easy walking about 150 feet north of the saddle and rocky point.

When you get up to the semi flat easy walking terrain (wSmokStakRP-12), walk due north over rolling slickrock with boulders and junipers.  After about 600 feet the terrain will begin to slope more steeply down toward rolling desert to the north (wSmokStakRP-13).

When the terrain begins to slope more steeply begin walking down the slope slightly east of north (about 15 degrees true) toward a wash about 0.2 miles away that drops down toward the east.

Note:
When walking down toward the drainage it is important to note that your bearing of travel is important since it will help you identify the drainage itself.  If you walk slightly west of north (about 340 degrees true) then you get to the wash where it is very shallow and almost unnoticeable so the odds of crossing it and continuing along rolling desert are high.  If you walk just east of north (about 15 degrees true) as described here you will get to the wash where it has high side banks and is very noticeable.

When you get to the wash turn right and follow it down to the east.  A few hundred feet down the wash is drop of about 25 feet high (wSmokStakRP-14).  When you get to the top of this drop do not go over the drop.  Instead scramble up out of the wash on the LDC (north) side.

After getting up out of the wash route find your way north east about 550 feet over to the top of (wSmokStakRP-15) a shallow canyon like drainage dropping down to the south which is just another fork of the wash you just scrambled up out of.  As you get over to the top of this other fork you can look down that fork to the south and you can also look east down the Left Fork of Smokestack Canyon.

Note:
The left Fork of Smokestack Canyon is not the fork you will be dropping down for this route.  But this point (wSmokStakRP-15) makes a good visual navigation point.   The canyon like fork to the south is shallow and not to interesting looking. The Left Fork of Smokestack to the east is very deep and has a very tall sheer faced LDC wall.

Travel down the left fork to the where the right fork joins in would be a big rappel of likely over 200 feet then a wash walk and boulder hop to the confluence of the two forks.  Not much to it.  The fun is in the right fork.

Example Pic. A view down into the Left Fork of Smokestack Canyon.  This is not the fork you will be going down.  But it does offer a good view on the way to the right fork.

Scramble north about 100 feet down into the Left Fork of Smokestack (ySmokStakLF-Tp).  The top of the Left Fork provides a great view down the main canyon with a huge drop below.  The right fork joins in about 2.5 miles down canyon from here.

After taking a few minutes to enjoy the view from the top of the left fork walk about 100 feet up the wash and find an easy place to scramble up out of the wash on the RUC (northeast) side and start northeast over to the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon which is about 700 feet north east.

About 300 feet after scrambling up out of the Left Fork of Smokestack the route will top out (wSmokStakRP-16) where you can look down toward the Right Fork of Smokestack.

From the top out route find your way about 400 feet northeast down to the wash at the top of Smokestack Canyon.  Getting down to the head of the right fork is not easy right at the head.  An easier drop in point is about 150 feet up canyon from the head in a wide sandy section of the wash (wSmokStakRP-17).  After dropping into the wash for the right fork, walk south east down the wash about 100 feet to the head of the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon (ySmokStakRF-Tp).  This is where there is a down climb of about 10 feet in a tight crack.

The Canyoneering / Technical Section:
After down climbing the 10 foot drop at the head of the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon (ySmokStakRF-Tp), continue down over two more drops to scramble over of 6 to 8 feet each.

A little over 100 feet down canyon of the 10 foot crack down climb is a down climb of about 20 feet in a narrow slot.  The first 5 feet is an easy down climb to a log then the last 15 feet can also be down climbed chimney style.  The walls at the bottom bell out adding a little challenge.  For safety, one of the better down climbers in the group could provide a top belay then down climb last.

Warning:
Send only one or two people down the 20 foot down climb and LEAVE someone at the top of the down climb.  The person or people that drop down the down climb first can go evaluate the anchor for rap 1.  If there is insufficient anchor material (rocks), the people at the top of the down climb can go farm rocks from the top of the down climb.

Rap 1 (dSmokStak-R1) is about 30 feet down canyon after the 20 foot down climb.  Rap 1 is anchored from a dead man anchor near the top of the rap.  There are no rock features or other natural anchor options here.  Rocks can be farmed from above the down climb just up canyon to build the dead man anchor in the sand at the top of the rap (see warning above).  Rap 1 drops about 115 feet on a mostly vertical wall with two major ledges on the way down.  

About 150 feet down canyon of rap 1 the canyon jogs right then left.  Where the canyon turns right there is a boulder debris field from rock fall.  Find your way over and through the boulders by scrambling, down climbing and crawling through whatever route looks fun.  

Shortly down canyon, the route veers right again and comes to the start of a long flat sandy floor along a narrow fault line (wSmokStakRP-18).    

About 200 feet down canyon along the fault line starts a tight slot that you can down climb / elevator down about 15 feet to the bottom.  There are various logs and choke stones wedged overhead as you descend down into the tight slot.   

The narrow slot is about 300 feet long and starts to get narrower as it continues down canyon.  Large people will not be able to stay on the floor in the slot and need to stem high and work down canyon stemming in the wider high area of the slot.  On the other end of the slot the canyon opens up, where a small side drainage joins in from RDC.   

About 175 feet down canyon after the slot opened up is another short slot.  This slot is narrow enough that most people will want to stem high and avoid going down in.   

On the other side of the short slot is a down climb down into the main canyon where it joins the left fork (jSmokstakConfl).  To exit the right fork and drop into the main canyon there is a down climb.  This down climb is about 15 feet and will offer a challenge.  The down climb is along a narrow slot but the slot is shaped such that there is little to hang on to and the down climber is forced out of the slot giving the feel of exposure.  Dragging one arm behind you as you slither down this drop seems to work well.  For safety, one of the better down climbers in the group could provide a top belay then down climb last.  

After the down climb into the main canyon go left (east) and continue down canyon in a wide sandy floor.   

A little over 100 feet down canyon of the confluence is a narrow slot to drop about 15 feet down into and walk through.  The slot is only 40 or feet long and can optionally be bypassed along ledges above.  

After the slot is more wide open sandy floor to walk for about 300 feet to another short narrow section to walk through on a sandy floor.  

About 100 feet after the second short narrow section, the canyon takes a sharp left and starts into another narrow section (wSmokStakRP-19).  This narrow section where the canyon takes a left is longer and more interesting than the two short ones up canyon.  Travel is overall easy along this third narrow section.  But rather than walk, you will need to scramble, do a couple easy down climbs and a couple easy stemming or gallumping moves.  After about 200 feet the narrow section opens up to a wide sandy floor again.  This narrow section would have a few pools in it if the canyon was full of water but each would only be about waist deep.  

Note:
From the confluence of the left and right forks down to the start of the third narrow section, the sides of the canyon look as though there would be multiple possibilities to escape the canyon if the need should arise.  

About 100 feet after exiting the third narrow section down canyon of the confluence, will be the start of another narrow section which is only about 60 feet long.  At the other end of this fourth narrow section will be the top of rap 2.  

Rap 2 (dSmokStak-R2) is anchored from a log jammed between the narrow walls about 20 feet up canyon of the drop.  Rap 2 has an awkward start over a sharp lip and drops about 110 feet.  A large portion of this rappel is free hanging.  Other options for anchoring the rap would be choke stones carefully placed in the S shaped curve near the top of the drop.  Caution, the rock in this area is brittle and care should be taken when selecting stone based anchor options.  

Note / Caution / Warning -----

Rope Groves:
This rappel is such that rope grooves can develop from rope pull if not set up correctly.  Over time and multiple descents of the canyon, these rope groves can become quite deep.  The rope grooves not only scar and trash the beauty of the canyon but also start introducing more issues with getting ropes stuck in them.  

Extend Rap Ring OVER the lip:
To avoid rope grooves being developed when pulling the rope, the anchor webbing should be extended so the rap ring or rapid is extended over the lip of the drop. Setting the rap ring over the lip will help provide a clear pull line and reduce or possibly eliminate rope pull grooves.  

Courtesy Loop for Easier Start:
Extending the rap ring over the lip of the drop can make starting the rappel very awkward.  A courtesy loop can be set up to make the start of the rappel easier to start for all but the last person.  Tie an extra loop in the anchor webbing large enough for a hand that sits just above the lip of the drop (the courtesy loop).  The loop for the rap ring can be clipped to the courtesy loop so the rap ring now sits just above the lip of the drop.  All but the last person can now rappel while the rap ring is just above the lip of the drop.   The last person rappelling will have the most awkward start.  The last person to rappel will need to unclip the two loops from each other so the rap ring is now once again below the lip of the drop.  The last person pulls the rope up to them and rigs their descending device into the rope.  The courtesy loop (still in the anchor webbing just above the lip of the drop) can be used as a hand hold for the last rappeller as they lower themselves over the lip onto the rappel.  The last person should be cautious and remember to keep their brake hand on the rope at all times while lowering themselves over the lip of the drop.  After they have slid over the lip of the rappel and lowered themselves using the courtesy loop they can rappel as usual.  

Fireman Belay:
While fireman belays are commonly used, they should be a standard addition to this method especially for the last person.  On some very awkward rappels the last person will have a very awkward start filled with its own mental challenges.  It is comforting to know that one of your canyon mates is below watching you ready to pull the rope if you get into trouble.  

After getting down to the bottom of rap 2, you can take off harnesses etc and prepare for the hike out since this is the last rap.  

Walk and occasionally scramble east down canyon of rap 2 for about 0.5 miles to where Smokestack Canyon drops into Chimney Rock Canyon (ySmokStak-Bt).

The Exit:
After getting to Chimney Rock Canyon (ySmokStak-Bt), turn right (south) and start walking up stream in Chimney Rock Canyon.   About 0.5 miles up the wash, a large side canyon will join in from the right (north) wSmokStakRP-20).  

About 0.3 miles after the side canyon look for an easy spot to walk up to the trail (wSmokStakRP-21).  

Follow the trail west as it crosses over various small drainages.  About 0.8 miles along the trail will be a trail junction with a sign (jChim-Sprg-cyn).  The trail sign points the way to Spring Canyon via Chimney Rock Canyon (back the way you came and to more of the Chimney Rock loop.  Continue right (south) at this junction.  

Follow the trail about 0.5 miles back down some switchbacks to the Chimney Rock trailhead parking area where you started the route.

GPS Waypoint Information

GPX Files Available for DOWNLOAD.
Downloadable GPX files for many of the canyons listed here are now available at the BG-Gear Store.  In addition to the waypoints, the GPX files also offer routes and tracks for the canyon.  Over time more GPX files will be added.

If you want to avoid manually adding waypoints into your GPS or mapping software, want the additional routes and tracks or simply want to support the efforts put into BluuGnome, head over to the BG-Gear Store and grab the files that interest you.

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.

Smokestack 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
    If going up to the top of Smokestackcanyon, leave the main trail here and start walking nortehwest over to a draiange about 400 feet away. If going down down Chimney Rock Canyon to go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue eastish on the trail.
  3. wSmokStakRP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31726   W -111.30390        Elev: NaN Feet
    Route meets a wash here. Turn north east and start walking up the wash.
  4. wSmokStakRP-03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31972   W -111.30242        Elev: NaN Feet
    Wash passes some whitish sandstone outcroppings.
  5. wSmokStakRP-04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32190   W -111.30174        Elev: NaN Feet
    Wash veers right (east) here going up toward a ravine to the left of a pointy peak. Walk east up the wash to the ravine. As you look east up the wash toward the ravine you should see a pointed peak to the right of the ravine and the cliff leading up to the mesa top to the right of the ravine.
  6. wSmokStakRP-05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32197   W -111.30063        Elev: 6,180 Feet
    Bottom of the ravine used to get up onto the mesa.
  7. wSmokStakRP-06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32190   W -111.29868        Elev: 6,480 Feet
    The walls of the ravine get higher here and the ravine takes on more of a canyon feel.
  8. wSmokStakRP-07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32152   W -111.29715        Elev: NaN Feet
    Near the start of this next steep section will be an up climb of about 10 feet or so. To get up this upclimb you can scramble up the center section or spice it up a little by chimneying up a crack on the LUC (north) side of the ravine.
  9. wSmokStakRP-08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32127   W -111.29624        Elev: 6,635 Feet
    Second section of the ravine levels off a bit here near the top of a scree section and is about 250 feet before reaching the obvious head wall of the ravine.  This is also the bottom of a side slot on the left (north) that is used to get up onto the mesa above. Travel north up the side slot is mostly easy scrambling with a few easy up climbs of 4 or 5 feet each to get over some of the boulder debris in the slot.
  10. wSmokStakRP-09          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32165   W -111.29656        Elev: 6,700 Feet
    Side slot tops out here on a large ledge. Veer left (west) along the ledge about 250 feet to get over to a short scramble up climb onto the mesa above.
  11. wSmokStakRP-10          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32211   W -111.29722        Elev: 6,800 Feet
    Top of a short scramble section to get from the ledge below up onto the mesa.
  12. wSmokStakRP-11          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32223   W -111.29489        Elev: NaN Feet
    Route up along the ledges levels off slightly as it goes around the point.
  13. wSmokStakRP-12          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32262   W -111.29490        Elev: 6,960 Feet
    Semi flat easy walking terrain about 150 feet north of the saddel like spot and rocky peak. Continue due north to go toward Smokestack Canyon.
  14. wSmokStakRP-13          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32412   W -111.29469        Elev: 6,930 Feet
    Route starts down a slightly steeper slope toward rolling desert to the north. Walk down the slope slightly east of north (about 15 degrees true) toward a wash about 0.2 miles away that drops down toward the east. If your travel bearing is too far to the west you will get to the wash where it is shallow and easily missed. Be sure to travel just east of north.
  15. wSmokStakRP-14          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32674   W -111.29093        Elev: 6,710 Feet
    Drop in the wash about 25 feet high. When you get down to the top of this drop do not go over the drop. Instead leave the wash by scrambling up the LDC (north) side. Then continue north east.
  16. wSmokStakRP-15          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32750   W -111.28925        Elev: 6,660 Feet
    Top of a canyon like drainage dropping down to the south. From here you can see down that fork and look east down the Left Fork of Smokestack. The Left Fork of Smokestack is not the fork of Smokestack to go down but makes a good visual navigation aid on the way to the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon. The canyon like fork to the south is shallow and not to interesting looking. The Left Fork of Smokestack to the east is very deep and has a very tall sheer faced LDC wall. Drop down into the Left Fork of Smokestack then continue north east over to the top of the Right Fork.
  17. ySmokStakLF-Tp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32764   W -111.28894        Elev: 6,660 Feet
    Top of the Left Fork of Smokestack Canyon. Impressive view down canyon from here with a huge drop below.
  18. wSmokStakRP-16          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32836   W -111.28805        Elev: 6,730 Feet
    Route between the Left and Right Forks of Smokestack Canyon tops out. Continue about 400 feet north east down to teh wash at the top of the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon.
  19. wSmokStakRP-17          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32923   W -111.28722        Elev: 6,660 Feet
    Wide sandy area in the wash that is easy to drop down into just up canyon of the head of the Right Fork of Smokestack.
  20. ySmokStakRF-Tp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32893   W -111.28715        Elev: 6,640 Feet
    Top entry of the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon. There is a down climb of about 10 feet in a tight slot here followed by a couple easy scrambles of 6 to 8 feet each.
Smokestack 2 - The Canyon, Smokestack
  1. ySmokStakRF-Tp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32893   W -111.28715        Elev: 6,640 Feet
    Top entry of the Right Fork of Smokestack Canyon. There is a down climb of about 10 feet in a tight slot here followed by a couple easy scrambles of 6 to 8 feet each.
  2. dSmokStak-R1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32854   W -111.28698        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 1 - Smokestack Canyon. Anchored from a dead man anchor and drops about 115 feet down a mostly vertical wall with two major ledges on the way down.
  3. wSmokStakRP-18          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32770   W -111.28572        Elev: NaN Feet
    Start of a long flat sandy floor in a narrow fault line.
  4. jSmokstakConfl          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32644   W -111.28515        Elev: 6,375 Feet
    Confluence of the left and right forks of Smokestack Canyon. There is a moderately difficult down climb as you exit the right fork of about xx feet.
  5. wSmokStakRP-19          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32592   W -111.28321        Elev: 6,335 Feet
    Start of the third narrows down canyon of the confluence. This narrow section is lnger than the two previos ones and is about 200 feet long.
  6. dSmokStak-R2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32590   W -111.28217        Elev: 6,320 Feet
    Rap 2 - Smokestack Canyon. Anchored from a log about 15 feet back from the drop and drops about 110 feet and mostly free hanging. Please extend the rap ring OVER the lip to avoid rope pull groves. Use a courtesy loop to help with this.
  7. ySmokStak-Bt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32288   W -111.27389        Elev: 6,000 Feet
    Bottom exit of Smokestack Canyon wheere it dumps into Chimney Rock Canyon. To exit turn right (south) and wal up stream in Chimney Rock Canyon.
Smokestack 3 - Exit
  1. ySmokStak-Bt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.32288   W -111.27389        Elev: 6,000 Feet
    Bottom exit of Smokestack Canyon wheere it dumps into Chimney Rock Canyon. To exit turn right (south) and wal up stream in Chimney Rock Canyon.
  2. wSmokStakRP-20          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31922   W -111.28163        Elev: NaN Feet
    Large side canyon joins in from the north.
  3. wSmokStakRP-21          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31766   W -111.28491        Elev: NaN Feet
    On the way out of Chimney Rock Canyon this is an easy spot to walk up to the trail on the south side of the wash. On the way into Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons you will leave the main trail just before here nad route find your way down into the main drainage for Chimney Rock Canyon and continue east down the wash.
  4. jChim-Sprg-cyn          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31756   W -111.29826        Elev: 6,300 Feet
    Junction for trails for Chimney Rock Loop and a route down to Spring Canyon via Chimney Canyon. To go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons follow the trail east contuing into Chimney Rock Canyon not the trail to the south.
  5. wSmokStakRP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31602   W -111.30372        Elev: NaN Feet
    If going up to the top of Smokestackcanyon, leave the main trail here and start walking nortehwest over to a draiange about 400 feet away. If going down down Chimney Rock Canyon to go to Stone Dagger or A-Door-Able canyons continue eastish on the trail.
  6. tChimneyRock          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 38.31570   W -111.30397        Elev: 6,055 Feet
    Chimeny Rock Trailhead. Paved parking and a pit toilet.