Golondrina Canyon

English = Cliff Swallow

ACA Canyon Rating – 2A II

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

 

Golondrina Canyon is a Non-technical hike/scramble up from the Chama River… this is a beauty… one of my favorites…!!!

 

 

beta facts:

name- Golondrina Canyon

depth of slot portion- 100 to 200 feet

length of slot canyon portion- half-mile

elevation- 6900’ at the top down to 6500’ at the bottom

GPS coordinates- ±36°25.642’N 106°42.833’W

flow- intermittent

season to visit- drier months of the year, like May, June, September, October and November… NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORCAST…!!!

accommodations- NONE –Chama Canyon Wilderness Area

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access- is from the Wild River section of Chama River Canyon… see the map below

nearest town- there isn’t one

fun fact- Golondrina Canyon is a Non-technical hike/scramble up from the Chama River… it is a beauty… one of my favorites…!!!

 

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Golondrina Canyon is a Non-technical hike/scramble up from the Chama River… it is a beauty… one of my favorites…!!!

HOWEVER… if you hike here instead of float here, you must ford the river…and if the Chama River is flowing more than 200 CFS… necessary fording the river becomes quite difficult…!!!

 

Enhanced USGS topo map by Doug Scott

The thin Red Lines depict sections of “slot canyons” and the thicker Red Lines show the boundries of Chama River Canyon Wilderness Area

_________one mile_________

 

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