High Spur slot canyon tour

Difficulty Strenuous / 1 & 2 day Charters

The High Spur is one of the most magnificent and fun sections of canyoneering in Utah. Located in the remote Robbers Roost this canyon has a little bit everything: rappels, down-climbs, pothole escapes, possible swims and beautifully sculpted narrows.

Slot Canyon funFirst timers are welcome on this adventure, but make no mistake this is a physically strenuous canyoneering route. Those up to the five mile challenge will be rewarded handsomely.

The hike begins cross-country and within minutes the High Spur slots up. We climb over boulders and squeeze under log jams with a little teamwork.

As the canyon deepens we encounter the circle, a 400 yard loop of slot canyon. This section of sinuous curves is a photographers dream! The canyon walls alternate between open and slot as we stroll down canyon.

Canyoneering High SpurMidway in the route is our first technical obstacle, a 20 foot drop. If this is your first time rappelling it's an easy spot to learn this new skill.

Continuing on, the deep narrows become even more enchanting. A down-climb into a narrow hallway takes us to the Corkscrew. At first there is light and ten feet later darkness. This photogenic section is also where the canyoneering gets rowdy.

Big rappel in High Spur CanyonWe'll escape from a pothole, some more gracefully than others, and stem across the canyon walls till, splash, time to break out the water wings. Water levels vary but come prepared to take the plunge.

Exiting the corkscrew brings us to a series of rappels. First a 30 foot chimney, then a 25 foot swirling pour-off. The grand finale is an 80 footer, completely free hanging.

Our exit from the canyon is a strenuous scramble through the rock bands, and requires a short section of climbing. Average time for this adventure is 7 hours of pure canyoneering.

High Spur Canyon sediment deposition

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Trip Details:

The High Spur is offered on a charter basis. The canyon can be completed from Moab in one very long day with a charter flight, 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.

Trips Operate:
  • Year round
Cost:

Charter

Included:
  • Technical gear (Harness, Helmets, Ropes)
  • 4 rappels
  • 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
  • OVERNIGHT ONLY
  • 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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  • $100 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 30 days prior to trip departure.
  • Cancellations made 31 days or more prior to departure receive a full refund less a $50 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 30 days of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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