Plaza Blanca Canyon
ACA Canyon Rating – 1A I
NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST…!!!
This hike gets harder… the farther you walk… and has some difficult climbs if you like…!!!
Plaza Blanca Canyon Slot
name- Plaza Blanca Canyon
depth of slot portion- up to 100 feet
length of slot canyon portion- one/third mile
elevation- 6400’ at the top down to 6200’ at the bottom
GPS coordinates- ±36°14.327’N 106°18.559’W
flow- some spring waters flow
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- at nearby Abiquiu
access- is from Dar la Islam Road… see the map below
nearest town- Abiquiu is about 2 miles south of here
fun fact- nice and fairly easy scramble/hike
County Road 155 is north of Abiquiu, across the river…
Plaza Blanca Slot Canyon is within the “White Place” that Georgia O’Keeffe used to paint… it is called Plaza Blanca
The truth is… that there are several slot canyons at Plaza Blanca…!!!
Enhanced USGS topo map by Doug Scott
The thin Red Lines depict sections of “slot canyons”
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