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Dianas Throne Canyon

Section of slot canyon in Dianas Throne Canyon.

Dianas Throne Canyon is a very fun semi-technical slot canyon between Mt Carmel Junction and Kanab, Utah. The approach is very quick, and the canyon is very tight and photogenic.

This canyon is accessible to all vehicles. Parking is on the shoulder of Highway 89. Some navigation skills are required as there is no trail. Hike across country until you reach the top of the Dianas Throne Canyon. Rappel, handline, or downclimb the first drop then hike through the rest of the canyon. After you exit the narrow section of the canyon, continue to follow the wash down until you reach the next big drainage coming in on the left (LDC). Follow this drainage up and out and back to your car.

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Waypoints

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
PARK -112.6610071291934 37.1946703522874 Park
JUNC1 -112.6588774738499 37.19525549865297 Junction #1
DTTOP -112.6573428060919 37.19765849868244 Dianas Throne Top
R1 -112.6576482943366 37.19756385613957 Rappel #1, 20 ft off a deadman anchor. Could handline or possibly downclimb. An 80-foot rope is required because the anchor is up canyon a ways.
DTBOT -112.6583757459501 37.19804219177924 Dianas Throne Bottom
JUNC2 -112.6582080340986 37.19954685014929 Junction #2
SC1 -112.6576437791967 37.19905969438788 Side Canyon #1
TURN1 -112.6612627338347 37.20063050506222 Turn #1

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Trip Report: October 10, 2012

Diana's Throne Canyon at EveryTrail

We decided to explore Dianas Throne Canyon on our way to Lake Powell. I found the canyon on Average Joe Road Trips, but I didn't want to purchase the guide, so we did the canyon with basically no beta. I had read that the canyon was pretty easy but that it may have some rappels near the top. So we decided to explore the canyon from the bottom.

On the trip were Jeremy, Tara, Savannah (age 2), Madilyn (age 6 weeks), Ondylyn, and Jaron.

We parked on the shoulder of Highway 89 at 37°11'40.81"N, 112°39'39.63"W, 3 miles southeast of Mt Carmel Junction, Utah.

We then hiked roughly north across country until we dropped into a drainage.

Dianas Throne Canyon

We followed the drainage to the wash.

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

Then we started hiking up the wash.

Dianas Throne Canyon

We explored a side cayon that was really cool.

Dianas Throne Canyon

Tara had to nurse Madi, so the rest of us killed some time playing on the rocks.

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

The bottom of Dianas Throne Canyon (37°11'52.95"N, 112°39'30.15"W) is very impressive. The slot canyon ends very abruptly.

Dianas Throne Canyon

Us at the bottom

Dianas Throne Canyon

We worked our way up canyon. There were several small climbs, but nothing too difficult.

Dianas Throne Canyon

Typical view in the slot canyon.

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

This next obstacle was mildly difficult by yourself but quite easy with a boost.

Dianas Throne Canyon

Family picture...Madi's face is priceless!

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

More slot canyon pictures in Dianas Throne Canyon.

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

I love the red and white striped sandstone.

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

The last obstacle in the canyon was actually fairly difficult. I had to leave the baby carrier (and Savannah) at the bottom while I climbed up.

Dianas Throne Canyon

At the top, I tied a piece of webbing around my knee and lowered it down.

Dianas Throne Canyon

Ondy brought Madi up.

Dianas Throne Canyon
Dianas Throne Canyon

Jaron brough Savannah up, then Tara brought up the rear.

Dianas Throne Canyon

About 10 feet further up canyon, we found this dead man anchor. If we do this canyon again, I won't bring harnesses, but I will bring a long (80 ft) handline that I can run through the deadman anchor.

Dianas Throne Canyon

After one more small climb, we got to the top of the canyon.

Dianas Throne Canyon

We then hiked straight up the sandstone hill and back to the car.

Dianas Throne Canyon

Total trip time was 2 hours.