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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
A short canyon close to town with some pretty water flowing sections and pools.
Head NW across, then down a drainage and back up towards a small ridgeline. Once there traverse over and down, pick up a scattered cairned route into a drainage. No defined trail exists so pay close attention to avoid cactus.
Once in the canyon, descend following the watercourse. 1st rappel is a short 10' that can be double rope rigged from a beautiful natural rock anchor CL swim or wade the pool at the bottom. 2nd rappel 30' is from a pinch point through a beautifully sculpted chute down to another pool to swim or wade. Follow along past some pools and polished rock bypassed on CL. 3rd rappel 25' is encountered when the canyon narrows on right and left peters out. Rig from the big boulder where the water drops into the narrower section or from many natural anchors present. A 75' rope is required.
You will see the ranch houses in the distance below you and the canyon starts to open. Don't proceed too far and onto private property. At 32.263713, -110.668400 you can exit left up a steep slope to reach the ridge and contour ESE. Pick up a faint cairned route which will take you back into and through the gully near the car where it intersects a mountain bike trail. Follow the mountain bike trail NE back almost to the trailhead and bushwhack the last bit.
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