Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
Skeleton Cave Canyon is a 0.75 mile round trip canyon trip with 900 feet elevation gain. Located 24 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. November and December are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: If you thought accessing Skeleton Cave was difficult to visit, then try descending the canyon that's below it... A few rappels up to 300ft thru the upper Rhyolite and lower volvanic tuff narrows. Access can be reach by either a power boat up Canyon Lake, hiking 10-12 miles thru thorny desert, or better yet use or packraft/kayak to paddle there and leave it while you do the canyon. Enjoy! =)
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.