blue john slot canyon

Difficulty Moderate to Strenuous / 1 & 2 day Charters

Bluejohn Canyon is a canyoneering adventure with routes for all abilities. Expect challenging slots, potholes, down climbing, and sheer drops where rappelling is needed.

Blue John slot canyonThis fun technical slot canyon in the Robbers Roost has some of the best deep narrows anywhere. To see the four forks of Bluejohn requires 3 days, but separately they can be experienced in one long day or as an overnight 4X4 camp-out. All routes contain spectacular narrows, and enjoyable desert hiking.

The main fork descends steeply into deep dark narrows. It requires 6 hours of moderate canyoneering to complete. This is the easiest one-day Blue John adventure.

Blue John tourThe East fork of Bluejohn has the longest swirling narrows, and a little bit of water. This route can be done in one very long day with a charter flight, or as an overnight 4X4 camp-out.

The West fork and the lower narrows, known as the Gauntlet, can be combined into a long action packed day. Three 70 foot rappels and 9 hours of moderate canyoneering require an overnight 4X4 camp-out. Many guests combine this route with the High Spur on day 2. This is our most physically demanding route offered. Those who question if they are up to this challenge should first begin on a more moderate route.

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Trip Details:

Blue John routes are offered on a charter basis. The canyon can be completed from Moab in one long day, or done in combination with an overnight 4X4 camp-out. Contact our office and we'll create an itinerary to meet your groups expectations. Reservations are required certain trip minimums apply.

Trips Operate:
  • Year round


  • Technical gear (Harness, Helmets, Ropes)
  • All meals on trip
  • Ground transportation
  • Pick-up from your motel or campground, if needed
  • Parking available at the NAVTEC office
  • Licensed experienced guide service
Not Included:
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottles (3 liters capacity)
  • Small day pack
  • Sturdy footwear, please no flip flops or hard soled hiking boots
  • Head lamp
  • Light colored clothing, long sleeve shirt and pants
  • Spring and Fall base layers: long johns, and pull over fleece
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hat with a visor (a must for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with securing strap
  • Camera, carried at own risk
  • Tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth or pad (rentals available)
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Toiletries, personal medicines, skin lotion, insect repellant
  • Camp cloths: t-shirt, long pants, socks, fleece jacket
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