Pine Creek Canyon

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Pine Creek Canyon is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November.

2.4 miles
813 feet
Out & Back




Pine Creek Canyon is a canyoneering route that requires specialized skill and equipment to descend. Almost immediately, canyoneers will find themselves in a slot canyon with potholes filled with very cold water. Wetsuits are recommended. Slings and rapides are recommended; although the canyon is fully bolted with sport anchors at each rappel point. The route includes many obstacles to scramble over, under or around; and 7 rappels. The long rappels are exhilarating due to the moderate height and bizarre shapes of the canyon walls. The longest rappel is 100 feet. Do not expect expansive views until you exit the canyon. This is a technical descent and you will get wet. Expect brief swims. The hike out is moderate.

26 days ago

Amazing technical canyon. Be ready to swim through cold pools with all your equipment. It’s a challenge but lots of fun.

2 months ago

canyoneering canyon
bring wet suits the water is freezing cold, also definitely go with someone who's done this before... there are several spots that have better locations for repelling.
park a vehicle on the other side of the tunnel and the pull off spot before the tunnel.
such a blast doing this canyon

9 months ago