In the recent thread by @Scott Patterson concerning the waning use (peculiar in this age of the sport) of certain canyons, he listed Beartrap as one such canyon. http://canyoncollective.com/threads/formerly-more-popular-canyons.24661/ Lived around Zion for 2 years, have been venturing here for 5, and have never heard of such a place. A little googling showed me why: apparently it's arduously long, a bushwhack, and primarily an out-and-back. I crunched some numbers, and here are the profiles of the three ways to do this historically: From Lee Pass, through Bear, back to Lee: 21 miles, +4300' total route From Hop Valley, through bear, back through Hop Valley: 21 Miles, +5111' And the less out-and-backish - From Hop Valley, through Bear, out to Lee Pass (in that order to avoid steep scramble up): 21 miles, +4370 up -4575 down, yielding overall -200' car to car. Any way one cuts it, 21 miles and a lot of up, for not a lot of canyon. But what if this was the approach: 4miles through, about -3400' to La Verkin Creek, then up and out Lee or Hop. Alternate and out Lee: 12 miles, +1303 up, -4445 down, nets a -3142 car to car Alternate and out Hop: 12 miles, +2044 up, -3909 down, nets a -1865 car to car So I guess my question is, has anybody done or know if this way has been done? Seems relatively straight forward and a much easier way to see a seemingly forgotten canyon.