ACA Canyon Rating – 1A I
Purgatory Chasm is not the best slot canyon in this area... but it is a nice place and easy to visit
name- Purgatory Chasm
depth of slot portion- maybe 40 feet
length of slot canyon- maybe as much as a half-mile adding all the tributaries together...
GPS coordinates- ±33°02.346’N 108°09.055’W
flow- intermittent with some springs sometimes...
season to visit- most any time
accommodations- nearby restrooms and water at Lake Roberts Campgrounds
ownership- Gila National Forest
access- is from Hwy 35… see the map below
nearest town- Silver City is about 20 miles southwest of here
fun fact- There are many slot canyons all around this whole area
Purgatory Chasm Trail is marked with signs and roadside parking near Lake Roberts... and this Purgatory Chasm is one of the least impressive narrow canyons in this area.
See also on this same website: Lake Roberts Slot Canyons
Enhanced USGS topo map
The Red Lines depict sections of “slot and/or box canyons”
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