Huckaby Canyon or  Huckbay Canyon

The old homesteaders family name was Huckaby.  The name Huckbay is a misprint on all government maps.

However… MyTopo.com has it correct on their maps…! ! ! …Huckaby! ! !

ACA Canyon Rating – 3A III

 Experienced Canyoneers Only

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

 

Huckaby Slot Canyon starts off with a two-tiered drop 70’ high, shown clearly below

 

 

beta facts:

name- Huckaby Canyon

depth of slot portion- 200 feet

length of slot canyon portion- ¼ mile

elevation- 7000’ at the top down to 6600’ at the bottom

GPS coordinates- ±36°25.135’N 106°41.424’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 above on Forest Road #145… see the map below

nearest town- there’s not one

fun fact- I hope to descend into this beauty next time

 

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There is an old cow trail down that canyon… but it is kinda brushy.  It would be fun to do the 300’ rappel… but I’d like to just get down to the top of it and return back out of there…

 

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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