Canyoneering Route Description

Eastern Sun Canyon - 4A III
Zion National Park, Utah.

Quick Facts

08-11-12, 6 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 7.5 hours) Pictures Icon

Time Required - 7 to 9 hours
Distance - 12 miles Total, 0.6 miles Technical
Rappels - 9 Rappels, Longest Rappel 170 feet.
Elevation Range - 6745 - 5270 Feet
Shuttle Required - Yes 3.8 Miles Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - Yes

Gear Used for Canyon

Rappelling and anchor gear, Ropes and or pull cords for rappels up to 170 feet and 80 feet of 1 inch webbing for sling placement.

General Comments

Several of the drops in Eastern Sun are anchored from debris that may wash out during floods.  With that in mind you may need to be a little creative with anchors as mother nature changes things up from time to time.  The need for creative anchor building is why Eastern Sun is rated a 4 in technical difficulty.

Thanks to Kip Marshall for showing this route to us.  Stay tuned for a first descent trip report coming to the Canyon Collective soon.

Eastern Sun starts outside of the park boundary but the technical portion is well within the park boundary so permits are required.

Eastern Sun is a not so often visited canyon.  Travel in water courses or use trails where possible to avoid land wear, pack it in - pack it out and clean up any un-needed anchor material to keep impact to a minimum.

Warning:
The dirt portion of the North Fork Road can become impassable with rain.  The road has a lot of clay content and becomes very slick with just a little rain.  Even 4WD vehicles quickly become useless.  If there is a high likelihood of rain, consider opting out of this route that day.  Afternoon showers at some times of the year can create an impassable road in under an hour.  How do I know this?  We got stuck overnight only 0.5 miles from pavement (4WD vehicles included).

Driving Directions

To get to the Trailhead

From the East Gate of Zion National Park, travel 2.4 miles east on highway 9 to the turn for North Fork (wEngDP-01).  Turn Left (north) toward North Fork.

Drive 5.4 miles on the paved North Fork Road to where the pavement ends (wBirchHlwDP-01).  This is a few hundred feet past the turn for the Ponderosa Ranch.

From the turn off for the Ponderosa Ranch continue on the now dirt North Fork Road for 3.1 miles to a large turn out on the left (west) side of the road which is the trailhead for Birch Hollow (tBirchHollow), where you will note a large kiosk placed at the trailhead.

Continue on the North Fork road for 3 miles to a turn off (extOrderville) on the left (west) for the Upper Orderville Trailhead.

Continue on the North Fork Road for 1.6 miles to a turn off (extCotageWoods) on the right (east) that goes up to a community called Cottages in the Woods.

Continue on the North Fork Road for 0.9 miles to a turn off (pkBulloch1) on the left with a brown road marker signed as 90 and 92.  If you are driving a passenger vehicle and do not have high clearance or 4WD find a place to park here to start the approach toward Bulloch Canyon.

At this parking spot / junction in the road (pkBulloch1) you are ready to start the route except for needing to go set the exit vehicle.  See the next part for directions for setting the exit vehicle.

Note:
The North Fork road is dirt and usually in good enough condition for a standard passenger car to travel unless muddy from recent rains.  So passenger cars will normally be able to get to this point.  You can drive in farther down this route but will require high clearence to do so.  The route description here describes walking the rougher portion of the road.

To leave the Exit Vehicle / Escape Pod

From the entry point parking spot (pkBulloch1) on North Fork Road it is about 3.8 miles one way (7.6 miles round trip) to go set the exit vehicle at the Upper Trailhead for the Narrows.  There are a couple spots along the North Fork road from here to the Upper Narrows Trailhead that can be a little rough at times.  A vehicle with high clearance may be a good idea beyond this point but standard passenger vehicles can make it just fine when the roads are in good shape and careful driving is administred. 

From the entry parking spot (pkBulloch1) veer right (northeast) and continue on the North Fork Road 2.8 miles to a signed turn off (ExtNarowsTopTH) for the Upper Narrows Trailhead.

Turn left at the turn off and drive west 0.4 miles to a gate (tNarrowsGate1).  Drive through the gate and close it behind you. 

Continue west another 0.4 miles to a fork in the road (wNarrowsDP-01) with a sign saying left to go to the upper trailhead for the Virgin River Narrow.

Turn left at the fork and drive about 700 feet to the upper trailhead for the Virgin River Narrows (tNarrowsTop).  Park here to leave the Exit Vehicle.  After parking the exit vehicle go back to the entry parking spot to begin the route.

Maps - - - - GPS coordinate information listed at the bottom of this route description.

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

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Details

The Approach:
From turn off (pkBulloch1) of the North Fork Road for the approach for Bulloch Canyon walk southwest on the road marked as 90 and 92. 

About 600 feet from the North Fork Road will be a fork in the road (wBullochRP-01).  Stay left and the fork.

About 550 feet farther will be a road (wBullochRP-02) joining in from the right (north) that can easily be over looked due to the angle of approach.

About 0.9 miles farther is another fork in the road (pkBulloch2).  This fork is about 1.2 miles after leaving the North Fork Road.  When walking in on the approach for Bulloch Canyon turn right (north) at this fork. 

Note:
If you have high clearance and 4WD this is where you can park to begin the route.  Driving farther is possible but the road quickly deteriorates and is not recommended.

About 600 feet down this road you may notice a faint road joining in from the left(south).  Continue past the faint road and stay on the more obvious road continuing west).  As you continue the condition of the road quickly deteriorates in spots making short sections of the road harder to follow but over all the road is easy to follow.

About 1.1 miles down farther the road goes sharply around a corner to the left (jDakotaHill) and begins to drop south down toward Walker Gulch.   A game trail leaves the road here and continues west up a ridge from here toward Dakota Hill.

To follow the Dakota Hill ridge toward Bulloch, Eastern Son or Checkerboard Canyons, leave the road here and start up the trail to the west toward Dakota Hill.

Note:
To follow the road over toward Walker Gulch, Esplin Gulch or Squeeze Play, stay on the road and continue down to the south.

About 100 feet up the trail (DakotaRdgRP01) is a point where a minor ridge joins the the main Dakota Ridge. The minor ridge drops down to the south. Continue west up Dakota Ridge.

There is vegetation to push through in places as you travel this part of Dakota Ridge but not too thick to make travel a hassle.  It does get in the way of what you can see at times so you may find your self trying to see which way the ridge goes.   Continue northwest following the ridge for about 0.25 miles to high point on the ridge (DakotaRdgRP02).

From the high point (DakotaRdgRP02) the ridge turns left and begins to go up to the southwest.

Note:
The Deadeye Dick drainage is visible to the north. It is possible to drop down into Deadeye Dick from the saddle near here but not the best option.

To continue toward Dakota Hill veer left and follow the ridge to the southwest where it is mostly rolling up and down.  Travel about 0.25 miles to the top out on Dakota Hill (pDakotaHill).

From the top out on Dakota Hill continue southwest along the ridge as it gently slopes downward.  About 500 feet from the peak the ridge starts to drop off rapidly (jSalamander1).  From this point notice two ridges running down from here; one to the west and the other to the south. To continue to Eastern Sun, Checkerboard Canyon or the Paper Bag Fork of Bulloch Canyon veer right and follow down the ridge running west.

Note:
 If your route is to go to Salamander Fork of Bulloch Canyon you would drop down southwest between the two ridges.

About 750 feet farther west will be a minor top out along the ridge (DakotaRdgRP03).

Continue west about 0.22 miles along the ridge over to a larger peak (DakotaRdgRP04).  As you approach this peak route find your way along the right (north) side of the peak then begin to follow the ridge running down to the northwest.

Continue northwest down the ridge for about 900 feet to a saddle (DakotaRdgRP05).

Continue northwest up the ridge for about 0.2 miles to another peak along the ridge (jEastrnSun).  The ridgeline here veers left and travels southwest. Eastern Sun Canyon can be seen down to the northwest. To drop down into Eastern Sun leave the ridge here and drop northwest down toward Eastern Sun.  375 feet west of here is where you will enter the Zion National Park by crossing the boundary line.

Note:
If you were continuing along Dakota Ridge you would  veer left and follow the main almost level ridge to the southwest.

About 0.22 miles down the slope after leaving the ridgeline you will be down in the drainage for Eastern Sun and find a scramble down of about 6 feet (wEastrnSunRP01) as you work your way through a bunch of white rock debris.

About 0.25 miles down the wash is a barbed wire fence (wEastrnSunRP02) to cross under.  This spot is about 0.2 miles inside the park boundary so welcome to Zion National Park backcountry.

About 700 feet farther a side drainage (wEastrnSunRP03) joins in from LDC (west).  This is a few hundred feet after walking along a sidewalk like feature in the wash.

About 0.2 miles down the wash will be another wire fence to cross under as you get to the first sings of sandstone canyon forming (yEasternSunTp)

The Canyoneering / Technical Section:
After crossing under the wire fence (yEasternSunTp) continue northwest down the now sandstone canyon. 

A little over 500 feet down canyon is a downclimb (wEastrnSunRP04) of about 12 feet that is moderately difficult but has a lot of features to use for hands and feet.  Just after the 12 foot downclimb is another short downclimb of about 5 feet.  Down canyon of these downclimbs the canyon becomes deeper and more narrow with some twisted walls for a short distance before giving way to open wash again.

About 300 feet down the wash is a side drainage (wEastrnSunRP05) joining in from LDC (south).  About 450 feet down canyon is rap 1.

Rap 1 (dEastrnSunR1-2) is anchored RDC by a pinch point between a boulder and the canyon floor and drops down vertical a fluted wall about 170 feet.

Rap 2 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 1, drops about 35 feet and is anchored form a log that could wash away.  If the log washed away you may need to get creative for an anchor.

Rap 3 (dEastrnSunR3-5) is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 2.  Rap 3 is anchored LDC from a white rock protruding from the ground and drops about 40 feet free hanging over some boulders.  On the way down you can touch both sides with your feet but you will be free hanging.

Rap 4 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 3.  Rap 4 can be anchored from your choice of rock or log debris at the top of the drop.  Flooding may change this so you may need to get creative.  Rap 4 drops 25 to 30 feet over a series of ledges.  The first 8 feet of rap 4 is the portion you will need rope for.  The lower portions of rap 4 can be downclimbed but are easier using the rope set for that first 8 feet.

Rap 5 is about 60 feet down canyon of rap 4 and is anchored by a log and drops about 20 feet.  The log anchor may be washed away with flooding. Optionally a large boulder embedded at the top of the drop can be used as the anchor.

About 200 feet farther down canyon is a downclimb (wEastrnSunRP06) of about 20 feet to snake your way down a corkscrew like feature.  Shortly after this drop the slot opens to a wider canyon / wash with vegetation.

A little over 100 feet down canyon is a downclimb of about 8 feet over some boulders.  Just after this short downclimb is a drop of about 20 feet which is rap 6.

Rap 6 (dEastrnSunR6) drops about 20 feet and can be downclimbed but is moderately difficult.  If you have a good downclimber in your group they can provide a meat anchor for everyone then downclimb last.  If you wish to rappel this drop it can be anchored from the tree at the top of the 8 foot downclimb just before this drop.

Rap 7 (dEastrnSunR7) is about 200 feet down canyon of rap 6.  Rap 7 is anchored from a cairn anchor and drops about 40 feet.  The cairn anchor could wash away so you may need to get creative if the anchor is washed out.

There is a short slot section starting at the bottom of rap 7 then the canyon opens up wider with trees and easy walking with a couple of easy downclimbs of 10 feet and 5 feet.  A little over 100 feet down canyon of rap 7 the canyon makes a left turn where there is another downclimb of about 15 feet that is an easy slide down a crack / slot.

A little over 100 feet down canyon of the left turn is rap 8.

Rap 8 (dEastrnSunR8) is a little over 100 feet down canyon of the left turn.  Rap 8 is anchored from a cairn anchor and drops about 10 feet over boulders.  Rap 8 can be downclimbed fairly easy if you face RDC.

Just after rap 8 is a sloped chute to slide about 15 feet down.  At the bottom of the sloped chute is a log protruding from the wash and is the anchor for rap 9.

Rap 9 (dEastrnSunR9) about 80 feet down canyon of rap 8 and is anchored from a log protruding from the wash about 15 feet back and drops over two stages traveling about 65 feet.  With the anchor set back you will need about 80 feet of rope travel for rap 9.

About 200 feet down canyon of rap 9 is a sloped chute (wEastrnSunRP07) to downclimb through.  After the chute it is easy walking and occasional scramble over some logs for about 500 feet to the end of Eastern Sun Canyon (yEasternSunBt) where it dumps into the Virgin River Narrows.

The Exit:
From the bottom of Eastern Sun Canyon (yEasternSunBt) turn right and walk east UP the Virgin River Narrows.  From here it is 6.1 miles up to the upper trailhead for the Virgin River Narrows where the escape vehicle is parked (tNarrowsTop).

Note:
1.6 miles up the virgin river from the bottom of Eastern Sun is a canyon on the right (south) side of the Virgin River which is the bottom of Deadeye Dick Canyon (yDeadeyeDickBt).  0.4 miles up the virgin river above Deadeye Dick is a canyon on the left (north) side of the Virgin River which is the bottom of Mighty Mouse Canyon (yMightyMouseBt).  When you pass Bulloch's Cabin (sBullochsCabin) you are about 2.4 miles from the parking at the upper trailhead.

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.

Eastern Son (1) - Drive in to Trailhead
  1. wEngDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.23934   W -112.83230        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn to the North Fork off Highway 9.
  2. wEngDP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.27285   W -112.87304        Elev: NaN Feet
    Exit to the Ponderosa Ranch. If going to Englestead turn left, to the Ponderosa Ranch. If continuing up the North Fork road stay straight.
  3. wBirchHlwDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.27620   W -112.87358        Elev: NaN Feet
    Paved road turns to Dirt road.
  4. wBirchHlwDP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.30654   W -112.86085        Elev: NaN Feet
    Dirt road / ATV trail leaves main road. Follow this to start an alternate route into Birch Hollow.
  5. tBirchHollow          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.30973   W -112.85655        Elev: 6,740 Feet
    Trailhead for Birch Hollow. It is a very large turn out on the west side of the road.
  6. extOrderville          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.33710   W -112.83050        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off for Orderville from the North Fork road. 11.4 miles from highway 9.
  7. extCotageWoods          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35044   W -112.83240        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off of the North Fork Road to go to Cattages in the Woods community.
  8. pkBulloch1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35896   W -112.84125        Elev: 6,745 Feet
    Turn off of the North Fork Road on the left as the main road makes a sharp right hand bend. Road sign post labeled as 90 and 92.
Eastern Son (2) - Shuttle Vehicle points
  1. pkBulloch1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35896   W -112.84125        Elev: 6,745 Feet
    Turn off of the North Fork Road on the left as the main road makes a sharp right hand bend. Road sign post labeled as 90 and 92.
  2. ExtNarowsTopTH          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.39057   W -112.82569        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off of the North Fork road to drive down to the upper trailhead for the Narrows.
  3. tNarrowsGate1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.38990   W -112.83293        Elev: 5,900 Feet
    Gate near Chamberlins Ranch on the way to the upper trailhead for the narrows. Close the Gate Behind You.
  4. wNarrowsDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.38694   W -112.83844        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn left here where the sign says to trun to the Narrows Trailhead.
  5. tNarrowsTop          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.38524   W -112.83897        Elev: 5,875 Feet
    Top trailhead for the Narrows. This is also the location for the Zero Mile Mark on Zion Adventure Companies Narrows Map.
Eastern Son (3) - Approach
  1. pkBulloch1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35896   W -112.84125        Elev: 6,745 Feet
    Turn off of the North Fork Road on the left as the main road makes a sharp right hand bend. Road sign post labeled as 90 and 92.
  2. wBullochRP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35865   W -112.84336        Elev: NaN Feet
    Fork in the road. Stay left on the main road to continue on the approach to Bulloch Canyon.
  3. wBullochRP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35784   W -112.84508        Elev: NaN Feet
    Road joins in on the north side of the road and is easily overlooked on the route into Bulloch due to teh angle of approach of the side road.
  4. pkBulloch2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35226   W -112.85921        Elev: 6,640 Feet
    Fork in the road on the approach to Bulloch Canyon. Turn right (west) at this fork. Optionally you can park here if you have high clearance and 4WD to drive in this far.
  5. jDakotaHill          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35313   W -112.87547        Elev: NaN Feet
    The road goes sharply around a corner to the left and begins to drop south down toward Walker Gulch. A game trail leaves the road here and continues west up a ridge from here toward Dakota Hill. To follow the Dakota Hill ridge toward Bulloch, Eastern Son or Checkerboard Canyons, leave the road here and start up the trail to the west toward Dakota Hill. To follow the road over toward Walker Gulch, Esplin Gulch or Squeeze Play, stay on the road and continue down to the south.
  6. DakotaRdgRP01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35374   W -112.87820        Elev: 6,400 Feet
    A point where a minor ridge joins the the main Dakota Ridge. The minor ridge drops down to the south. Continue west up Dakota Ridge.
  7. DakotaRdgRP02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35558   W -112.88237        Elev: 6,500 Feet
    High point on the ridge where the ridge makes a turn and begins to head up to the southwest. The Deadeye Dick drainage is visible to the north. It is possible to drop down into Deadeye Dick from the saddle near here but not the best option.
  8. pDakotaHill          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35354   W -112.88593        Elev: 6,640 Feet
    Ridge tops out here on Dakota Hill.
  9. jSalamander          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35276   W -112.88736        Elev: NaN Feet

  10. DakotaRdgRP03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35346   W -112.88988        Elev: 6,540 Feet
    Minor peak along the ridge, continue west.
  11. DakotaRdgRP04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35349   W -112.89386        Elev: 6,560 Feet
    Larger top out along the ridge. As you approach this peak route find your way along the right (north) side of the peak then begin to follow the ridge running down to the northwest.
  12. DakotaRdgRP05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35488   W -112.89638        Elev: 6,420 Feet
    Saddle along the ridge. Continue northwest up the ridge about 0.2 miles to the next top out with a short bit of vegetation to push through just before getting to the next top out.
  13. jEastrnSun          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35589   W -112.89988        Elev: NaN Feet
    Another top out on the ridge. From this high point the main ridgeline here veers left and travels almost level to the southwest and a smaller ridge drops down to the northwest. About 375 feet west of here is where you will cross the boundary line and enter into Zion National Park. To go to Eastern Sun Canyon leave the main ridge dropping down to the northwest toward the large Eastern Sun Canyon you can see down in the distance. To go to Checkerboard Canyon or the Paper Bag Fork of Bulloch Canyon, veer left and follow the main almost level ridge to the southwest for about 900 feet to the next high point
  14. wEastrnSunRP01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.35777   W -112.90226        Elev: NaN Feet
    Easy scramble down about 6 feet in the drainage as you work through a bunch of white rock debris.
  15. wEastrnSunRP02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36069   W -112.90458        Elev: NaN Feet
    Cross under a barbed wire fence. This is inside the park boundaries and is about 0.2 miles west of the boundary line.
  16. wEastrnSunRP03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36195   W -112.90630        Elev: NaN Feet
    Drainage joins in from LDC (west). This is a few hundred feet after walking along a sidewalk like feature in the wash.
  17. yEasternSunTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36363   W -112.90839        Elev: 5,980 Feet
    Top entry for Eastern Sun Canyon. This is where sandstone canyon begins to form just after crossing under a wire fence.
Eastern Son (4) - The Canyon
  1. yEasternSunTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36363   W -112.90839        Elev: 5,980 Feet
    Top entry for Eastern Sun Canyon. This is where sandstone canyon begins to form just after crossing under a wire fence.
  2. wEastrnSunRP04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36502   W -112.90903        Elev: NaN Feet
    Downclinmb of about 12 feet moderate difficulty. Below here the canyon begins to get narrow and twisty for a short distance before opening up to wider wash again.
  3. wEastrnSunRP05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36575   W -112.90975        Elev: NaN Feet
    Side drainage joining in from LDC (south)
  4. dEastrnSunR1-2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36649   W -112.91092        Elev: 5,815 Feet
    Raps 1 and 2 - Eastern Sun Canyon. Rap 1 is anchored RDC by a pinch point between a boulder and the canyon floor and drops down vertical a fluted wall about 170 feet. Rap 2 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 1 and drops 35 feet anchored from a log. The log may wash away creating the need to get creative with your anchor.
  5. dEastrnSunR3-5          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36659   W -112.91121        Elev: NaN Feet
    Raps 3 and 4 - Eastern Sun Canyon. Rap 3 is anchored LDC from a white rock protruding from the ground and drops about 40 feet free hanging over some boulders. Rap 4 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 3. Rap 4 can be anchored from your choice of rock or log debris at the top of the drop. Flooding may change this so you may need to get creative. Rap 4 drops 25 to 30 feet over a series of ledges. The first 8 feet of rap 4 is the portion you will need rope for. The lower portions of rap 4 can be downclimbed but are easier using the rope set for that first 8 feet. Rap 5 is about 60 feet down canyon of rap 4 and is anchored by a log and drops about 20 feet. The log anchor may be washed away with flooding. Optionally a large boulder embedded at the top of the drop can be used as the anchor.
  6. wEastrnSunRP06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36708   W -112.91202        Elev: NaN Feet
    Downclimb of about 20 feet down a twisted corkscrew like feature.
  7. dEastrnSunR6          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36722   W -112.91249        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 6 - Eastern Sun Canyon. Drops about 20 feet down a slot and can be downclimbed if you have a good downclimber on your group. Otherwise the drop can be anchored using the tree above the downclimb just before this drop.
  8. dEastrnSunR7          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36755   W -112.91300        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 7 - Eastern Sun Canyon. Anchored from a cairn anchor and drops about 40 feet down into a short narrow but walkable slot section.
  9. dEastrnSunR8          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36795   W -112.91355        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 8 - Eastern Sun Canyon. Anchored froom a cairn anchor, drops about 10 feet over some boulders and can be downclimbed easily if facing RDC.
  10. dEastrnSunR9          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36799   W -112.91383        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 9 - Eastern Sun Canyon. Anchored from a log protruding from the wash about 15 feet back and drops over two stages traveling about 65 feet. With the anchor set back you will need about 80 feet of rope travel for rap 9.
  11. wEastrnSunRP07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36815   W -112.91443        Elev: NaN Feet
    Sloped shute to downclimb / slide down.
  12. yEasternSunBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36928   W -112.91497        Elev: 5,270 Feet
    Bottom exit of Eastern Sun where it drops into the Virgin River Narrows.
Eastern Son (5) - Exit
  1. yEasternSunBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36928   W -112.91497        Elev: 5,270 Feet
    Bottom exit of Eastern Sun where it drops into the Virgin River Narrows.
  2. yDeadeyeDickBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36964   W -112.89464        Elev: 5,420 Feet
    Bottom of Deadeye Dick Canyon where is dumps into the Virgin River Narrows.
  3. yMightyMouseBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.37089   W -112.88965        Elev: 5,475 Feet
    Bottom of Mighty Mouse Canyon where it dumps into the Narrows.
  4. jMightMouse          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.36940   W -112.88693        Elev: 5,510 Feet
    To get up to Mighty Mouse Canyon leave the Virgin River here and scramble up to the ridge line to the RDC (north) side. The scramble route is slightly up canyon of a large obvious outcropping at the apex of the bend in the river here.
  5. sBullochsCabin          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.37092   W -112.86658        Elev: 5,645 Feet
    Bulloch's Cabin. An old broke down cabin in a meadow just off the road on the south side.
  6. tNarrowsTop          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.38524   W -112.83897        Elev: 5,875 Feet
    Top trailhead for the Narrows. This is also the location for the Zero Mile Mark on Zion Adventure Companies Narrows Map.