Big Wash is a seldom descended canyon that drains the extreme northwest slopes of Grand Mesa, east of Grand Junction. The canyon cuts through what is essentially the last vestiges of the Colorado Plateau, and while it lacks any glamour slots, the canyon is an enjoyable canyoneering adventure. This route visits Big Wash, and it's largest tributary to the west, which has a short and fun section of it's own, in a fun loop hike.
Many people ask if there are any slot canyons around Grand Junction, because of it's location on the fringes of the Colorado Plateau. While the amount of slots or narrow canyons in the area is limited, there are a handful, and this little overlooked gem should be added to any GJ to-do list.
The Canyon - Rating: 3B II Longest Rap: 60' # of Raps: 1-3
Condition Reports for Big Wash + Real Hairy (WF Big Wash)
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