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Diana's Throne Canyon

Zion beta posted by Nick Smith
  • The Hype

    Diana's Throne Canyon, also known as the Huntress Slot, is a great easy slot canyon located near Hwy 89 between Mt Carmel Jct and Kanab UT. The canyon boasts 2 major rappel sequences (2-3 rappels) and lots of down climbing.

    It is a great beginner canyon, and is used by a number of guiding companies in the area.

    Getting There

    The Trailhead: 37.194202 -112.660931
    Head south from Mt Carmel Jct nearly 3 miles and look for a turn off on the outside of a curve on Hwy 89 (on the East side of the road). If you have a low clearance vehicle park here. If you want to, and can get there, drive the 4x4 track a bit. There is a sandy spot near the power lines that is a perfect place to park your vehicle.

    The Trail:
    37.195192 -112.651984
    Make your way up the road following the power lines until you find the first turn off to your left (southeast). Follow this road and then take the next turn again to your left (North) From here the canyon is within sight, rim walk East until you see a break in the cliffs.

    The Canyon - Rating: 3a(b)II   Longest Rap: 60 feet   # of Raps: 6-8

    The longest rappel is about 60 feet. All of the rappels have been bolted, but natural anchors are available.
    Conditions have changed in this canyon over the years, with pools filled in with sand or scoured and full of water. As of this writing the pools have been scoured and so the canyon can hold a lot of water and wetsuits may be needed.

    There are about 7 rappels. 1st rap 20 ft, 2nd 25 ft, 3rd 25 ft, 4th 50 ft, 5th 15 feet, 6th 30 feet, 7th 30 feet, and an eighth rappel station that should have only been a down climb of 15 feet.

    The Exit

    At the end of the slot you will find yourself close to a big sand dune forming on left looking down canyon (LDC). Walk down canyon 100 yards and you will find a trail leading you back out of the canyon.

    Red Tape

    Managed by BLM Kanab Field office. Group size limits on BLM land are usually 12 people.

    Additional Resources

    There is also a hidden side canyon which boasts at least 2 more rappels and lots more down climbing. The adventurous wont have much trouble finding it but I won't divulge too much on where it is. Hint: Look for a lull in the canyon between the upper slot and the lower slot....
  • The Trailhead: 37.194202 -112.660931
    Head south from Mt Carmel Jct nearly 3 miles and look for a turn off on the outside of a curve on Hwy 89 (on the East side of the road). If you have a low clearance vehicle park here. If you want to, and can get there, drive the 4x4 track a bit. There is a sandy spot near the power lines that is a perfect place to park your vehicle.

    The Trail:
    37.195192 -112.651984
    Make your way up the road following the power lines until you find the first turn off to your left (southeast). Follow this road and then take the next turn again to your left (North) From here the canyon is within sight, rim walk East until you see a break in the cliffs.
  • The longest rappel is about 60 feet. All of the rappels have been bolted, but natural anchors are available.
    Conditions have changed in this canyon over the years, with pools filled in with sand or scoured and full of water. As of this writing the pools have been scoured and so the canyon can hold a lot of water and wetsuits may be needed.

    There are about 7 rappels. 1st rap 20 ft, 2nd 25 ft, 3rd 25 ft, 4th 50 ft, 5th 15 feet, 6th 30 feet, 7th 30 feet, and an eighth rappel station that should have only been a down climb of 15 feet.
  • At the end of the slot you will find yourself close to a big sand dune forming on left looking down canyon (LDC). Walk down canyon 100 yards and you will find a trail leading you back out of the canyon.
  • Managed by BLM Kanab Field office. Group size limits on BLM land are usually 12 people.

Condition Reports for Diana's Throne Canyon

  1. wisconnyjohnny
    May 20, 2017
    wisconnyjohnny

    Difficulty:

    Easy

    Skill Level:

    Beginner

    Water:

    Dry/avoidable

    Thermal:

    None

    Group Size:

    2 people

    Total Time:

    1 hour 2.5 hours


    The easiest kiddie canyon i've seen. Kinda pretty at the end but more of a technical wash thru out.
    Dry for the most part with 2 very shallow avoidable pools. my rope got a little wet. Empty of people besides a guide service with photographers at the bottom. I used their ladder one time. About 8 rappels which i did 6 of them and down climbed a few.
    lots of lizards.
    The sand hill climb out was short on all 4s at some points.

    Posted May 21, 2017
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