ACA Canyon Rating – 2A III
NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORCAST…!!!
The half mile long SLOT portion of Canoa Canyon, below “Canoa Spring”, has the remains of a sheep bridge 50’ overhead
Canoa Canyon Slot has more small natural arches than you can count…!!! …some up to 6 feet…!!!
name- Canoa Canyon
depth of slot portion-feet- up to about 60’
length of slot canyon- one half mile
GPS coordinates- ±35°28.050’N 107°12.966’W
season to visit- drier months of the year, like March thru June, September, October and November… NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORCAST…!!!
ownership- Cibola National Forest, BLM, private and BIA
access- is from State Hwy 279… see the map below
nearest town- NONE
fun fact- WOW. . . ! ! !
Canon Canoa has a fine half-mile long slot canyon, a short ways downstream from perennial flowing Canoa Spring. It is a wonderfully sculpted slot having more small natural arches than you can count... some up to six feet across...!! Check out the footbride remains 60’ overhead in the photo above.
Canoa Slot is a tributary to Tapia Canyon. A nice 15 mile loop hike runs up Tapia, thru the Puente Slot Canyon and back down thru the Canoa Slot Canyon... returning down the Tapia Box to your wheels.
You will find Canoa Canyon way down near the bottom of the map below. This canyon is susceptible to flash-flooding during the July and August thunderstorm season.
Enhanced USGS topo map
Red Lines depict “slot canyons” Shaded green is Cibola National Forest Shaded grey is private land Shaded cream color below is BIA land The rest is BLM
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