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
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
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
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
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