New Mexico Slot Canyons

Canyoneering, climbing, hiking and Special Canyons

 

NEVER ENTER A SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST

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…a 200’ deep section of lower Laguna Canyon in Chama Canyon Wilderness

 

Each canyon is listed by name with its location letter & number below this map.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: a nm hwy map

 

NEVER ENTER A SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST…!!!

Click on the canyons below for photos, topo maps and text information

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Not all of these canyons are slot canyons, some are box canyons...

1.             A-6    Cañones Box

2.            A-7    Brazos Box 

3.            A-7    Toltec Gorge      ACA Canyon Rating  2

4.            A-7    Beaver Creek Box     ACA Canyon Rating  1

5.            A-8    Bear Canyon         ACA Canyon Rating  1

6.            B-5    Gallina Canyon      This is the mother canyon who’s tributaries show as the next ten listings below this line

7.            B-5    Little Deadman Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

8.            B-5    Middle Deadman Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

9.            B-5    Deadman Canyon           ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

10.         B-5    Big Canyon               ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

11.          B-5    Alabaster Canyon      ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

12.         B-6    Cañon de la Alameda “box canyon”

13.         B-6    Middle Canyon        ACA Canyon Rating  3

14.         B-6    Little Canyon        ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

15.         B-6    Gallegos Canyon      ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

16.         B-6    Laguna Canyon        ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

17.         B-6    Golondrina Canyon      ACA Canyon Rating  2

18.         B-6    Huckbay Canyon       ACA Canyon Rating  3

19.         B-6    Chavez Canyon       ACA Canyon Rating  2

20.        B-6    Chavez Nicho        ACA Canyon Rating  1

21.         B-6    Echo-north Canyon *       ACA Canyon Rating  1

22.        B-6    Echo-north Slot Canyon *       ACA Canyon Rating  2

23.        B-6    Box Canyon at Ghost Ranch     ACA Canyon Rating  1

24.        B-6    Vertedero Canyon          ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

25.        B-7    Potrero Gorge            ACA Canyon Rating  2

26.        B-7    Cañada del Borracho      ACA Canyon Rating  2

27.        B-9    El Salto Falls             ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

28.        C-5    Cañon de Coloures *       ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

29.        C-5    Cañoncito de Coloures *    ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

30.        C-6    Cañada de Presa           ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

31.         C-6    Ojitos Canyon                                                                                        

32.        C-6    un-named slot canyon across the street from Echo Amphitheater    ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

33.        C-6    Rim Canyon         ACA Canyon Rating  2

34.        C-6    Talus Canyon *      ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

35.        C-6    Rio Puerco Gorge    ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

36.        C-7    Red Wash            ACA Canyon Rating  2

37.        C-7    Plaza Blanca Canyon      ACA Canyon Rating  2

38.        C-8    Agua Caliente Canyon    ACA Canyon Rating  2

39.        C-8    Angostura Canyon        ACA Canyon Rating  2

40.        D-5    San Ysidro Slot Canyon    ACA Canyon Rating  1

41.         D-6    East Fork Jemez Gorge   ACA Canyon Rating  2

42.        D-6    Battleship Canyon          ACA Canyon Rating  1

43.        D-6    Rio Guadalupe Box       ACA Canyon Rating  2

44.        D-6    Cochiti Canyon        ACA Canyon Rating  2

45.        D-11   Beaver Canyon       ACA Canyon Rating  2

46.        E-5    Cañon Guadalupe    ACA Canyon Rating  1

47.        E-5    Cañon Salado       ACA Canyon Rating  2

48.        E-5    Cañon Tapia       ACA Canyon Rating  1 with 2 accessible

49.        E-5    Cañon Canoa       ACA Canyon Rating  2

50.        E-5    Cañon del Puente     ACA Canyon Rating  2

51.         E-5    Cañada Ancha Slot     ACA Canyon Rating  2

52.        E-6    Colle Box (slot) Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  2

53.        E-6    Tent Rocks Slot Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  1

54.        E-6     Travertine Maze and Gypsum Slot Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  2

55.        F-2    Red Wall Canyon             ACA Canyon Rating  1

56.        F-2    Bluewater Box Canyon      ACA Canyon Rating  1

57.        F-2    El Morro Box Canyon …see: http://www.sangres.com/newmexico/national-parks/elmorro.htm#.VJXwKV4AA    ACA Canyon Rating  1

58.        F-7    La Cueva Canyon Narrows    ACA Canyon Rating  2

59.        I-6    Arroyo del Tajo               ACA Canyon Rating  1

60.        J-1     Frisco Box            ACA Canyon Rating  2

61.         K-4    Garcia Falls Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  2

62.        L-1     Mule Creek Slot Canyon      ACA Canyon Rating  2

63.        L-2    Spruce Creek Slot Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  2

64.        L-3    Little Bear Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  1

65.        M-1    Rough Canyon Slot       ACA Canyon Rating  2

66.        M-4   Percha Narrows and Wicks Gulch Slot       ACA Canyon Rating  2

67.        M-3   Sapillo Box and Cow Creek Slot Canyon & waterfalls     ACA Canyon Rating  2    Cow Cr Slot ACA Canyon Rating  3

68.        M-2   Hell’s Half Acre ....has a dozen or more individual slot canyons, several are over a mile long and up to 200’ deep   ACA Canyon Rating  2

69.        M-3   Skates Canyon       ACA Canyon Rating  2 & 3

70.        M-3   Purgatory Chasm        ACA Canyon Rating  1

71.         M-3   Lake Roberts Slot Canyons    unknown number of canyons - ACA Canyon Rating  1, 2 & 3

72.        M-4    Circle Seven Slot Canyon     ACA Canyon Rating  1

73.        N-5    Broad Canyon …see: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/04/broad-canyon.html    ACA Canyon Rating  1

                                           …and: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/04/more-broad-canyon-photos.html

74.        N-5    Slot Canyon at Broad Canyon …see: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2013/11/slot-canyon-broad-canyon-ranch-state.html     unknown

75.        N-5    Twin Slot Canyons – Robledo Mtns …see: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2014/01/robledo-mountains-twin-slot-canyons.html   unknown

76.        N-5    Spring Canyon – Robledo Mtns …see: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2013/09/spring-canyon-robledo-mountains.html         unknown

77.        O-5    Valles Canyon …see: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/02/valles-canyon-sierra-de-las-uvas.html                  unknown

78.        O-6    Long Canyon …see:  http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2011/12/slot-canyons.html                                         unknown

79.        O-6    Upper Long Canyon …see: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2014/09/upper-long-canyon-organ-mountains.html      unknown

 

                         *  denotes a privately used name                                       Large map of slot canyons near and within Chama Canyon Wilderness

 

 

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