Red Wall Canyon & Little Red Wall Canyon
ACA Canyon Rating – 1B II
Red Wall Canyon is a beautiful “Box Canyon” with sheer red sandstone walls and a small perennial stream.... old abandon beaver dams give testimony to their existence in the resent past...
...notice the heavy and thick dark-timber stands of Douglas Fir...
...I am enjoying this place...
These Red Wall Canyon cliffs rise more than 100’ overhead, and the lush vegetation makes bushwhacking very laborious
Nate ...finds a channel...
An old, dry log blocks the slot canyon leading to a very high cliff “drop-off” into Red Wall Canyon from its upstream end
There is hope that beavers will return into Red Wall Canyon soon, because a very active beaver dam thrives at the mouth of Little Red Wall Canyon
Scroll way down this page to see the photos of “Little” Red Wall Canyon...
name- Red Wall Canyon
depth of box portion - 100 feet or more
length of Red Wall Canyon - one-quarter mile
length of Little Red Wall Canyon – one-eighth mile
GPS coordinates- ±35°11.488’N 108°15.204’W
season to visit- spring, summer and fall
ownership- Cibola National Forest
access- is from Forest Road #50… see the map below
nearest town- Bluewater Lake is about 11 miles northeast of here
fun fact- this place is crazy beautiful and is a crazy out-of-context-surprise place...!!!
Red Wall Canyon and Little Red Wall Canyon are an unexpected surprise kind of place. Who would guess... who would know... who would expect... - wheet-wheew......!!!!!!!
...and, Upper Bluewater Canyon is a beauty-
-see map below-
-But be careful for private land-
“Right-click-save-as” our map below, so you can print yourself a hard copy.
Enhanced USGS topo map
The Red Lines depict sections of Box Canyons – Shaded Grey is private land
Little Red Wall Canyon
My friend Nate shoots a photo of wild flowers near the head of Little Red Wall Canyon
....and below we scramble some “steeps”....
Little Red Wall Canyon heads out via a beautiful sculpted slot canyon
Little Red Wall Canyon is full of aspens......
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