Little Canyon

ACA Canyon Rating – 3A III


the map below shows a non-technical route that drops you into the middle of the slot canyon section without ropes to only visit part of this slot canyon


Down in the heart of Little Canyon



beta facts:

name- Little Canyon

depth of slot portion- 100 feet

length of slot canyon portion- a quarter mile

elevation- 7200’ at the top down to 6700’ at the bottom

GPS coordinates- ±36°22.490’N 106°44.337’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 #8 and #11… see the map below

nearest town- Gallina is about 12 miles south of here

fun fact- You can see a good bit without ropes but you see more with a couple ropes, maybe 30 and 40 footers


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to traverse all of Little Canyon you will need to do several rappels, one could be as high as 300’… or more possibly…




Click this link to see a larger map of this entire area:

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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