Elephant Butte has been on the short list for a while now and we picked a beautiful late autumn Saturday to check it out. This canyon is perfect for the cool season with limited daylight. The view from the summit is second to none. Absolutely stunning. Our group of 9 started hiking at 9:30am and were back to the TH by 3:20pm. Overall, fantastic day spent with great friends on a very fun and mostly relaxing canyoneering/scrambling route in a gorgeous section of Arches NP. Charlie just past the first boulder section. Fun ramp to ascend. Stealth rubber was welcome on this route. Adam on crux. Large platform at 1st rap. 2 separate anchors...we opted for the one that is easier to get on rappel. Jack having a great time. My son, Brandon (13). Adam on rappel. Charlie working his way up the crack that gains the summit. Adam checking out the summit register. Shane mentions that it is fun to read the register...some entertaining reading for sure. Some very generous person left this as well. (And yes Bishop, we left it like we found it...He He.) Our group: (L to R) Crystal, Adam, Tammy, Jack, Mykal, Brandon and Charlie. I took the photo. Brandon trying to walk on water. Near the final rap. I was about to get my toes wet. The ancient pipe anchors driven into a crack in the small pothole 8' below the piton anchor were very interesting. Very fun rappel. Everyone loved this route, definitely on the list of canyons to do over.