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Big Water Slot Canyon

A chockstone in Big Water Slot Canyon.

Big Water Slot Canyon is a short, non-technical slot canyon along Highway 89 between Big Water, Utah and Page, Arizona. The canyon is located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There are a few tricky climbs where a partner assist would be helpful.

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Waypoints

Waypoint Latitude Longitude Description
PARK -111.6239984126592 37.0478654612417 Park.
BWTOP -111.6221426259164 37.04633210275649 Big Water Top.
DC1 -111.6206201979657 37.04816422869114 Down Climb #1, 10 foot slide. Partner assist recommended for climb back up.
DC2 -111.6200931466952 37.04859519411945 Down Climb #2, easy scramble over and under boulders.
BWBOT -111.6193639765155 37.04981121901243 Big Water Bottom.

Trip Report October 12, 2012

Big Water Slot Canyon at EveryTrail

Big Water Slot Canyon is located between Big Water, Utah and Page, Arizona. It is just north of Blue Pools Canyon. Big Water Slot Canyon is a small canyon that starts right underneath Highway 89 and goes to the east.

Big Water Slot Canyon
At the start of the canyon (and in several other places), there are lots of plants you'll have to push through.
Big Water Slot Canyon
Big Water Slot Canyon
Big Water Slot Canyon
This is the first drop from above. I climbed down on RDC.
Big Water Slot Canyon
This is the same drop from below. The climb back up took me a couple of tries, but I made it by myself. A partner assist would have been very helpful here.
Big Water Slot Canyon
The second and last down climb. Climb over and under the boulders. An easy climb back up.
Big Water Slot Canyon
Big Water Slot Canyon
Looking up canyon from the mouth of the canyon.