Bull Canyon Slot

ACA Canyon Rating – 3A II

See on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awpw8Aao2p0

 Experienced Canyoneers Only

requires a full range of technical canyoneering equipment and ropes…!!!



Bull Canyon Slot is short, steep and AWESOME.....!  !  ! –with 4 rappels: 50’, 30’, 40’ & 100’


Photo below looks down into the 30’ rappel


...and 300 feet high up on the south canyon wall is small a natural arch



beta facts:

name- Bull Canyon Slot

length of slot canyon- maybe an eighth mile

elevation- 7950’at the top down to about 7650’at the bottom

GPS coordinates- ±36°22.008’N 106°22.862’W

flow- intermittent

season to visit- most anytime except winter may have ice &  NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST…!!!

accommodations- none

ownership- Carson National Forest

access- is from Forest Road #137… see the map below

nearest town- Abiquiu is about 12 miles south of here

fun fact- What is that red line on our map below, with a question mark next to it...???  could that be a vertical slot...???



Bull Canyon Slot

There were four mandatory rappels upwards to 100 feet and two down-climbs.  Natural anchors exist, so no bolts please.


Right-click-save-as on our map below, to print your own “hand-held” copy for your hike


Enhanced USGS topo map

The Red Lines depict sections of “slot canyons”

This map is 1.3 miles wide and a mile and a half high...how’s that for a mileage bar?


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