Over the Christmas break Elizabeth and I had the privilege to descend Rainbow Canyon. Even the drive is spectacular: climbing, going through a tunnel, and extended views. There are a couple of small pull off spots to park. After greeting another couple of canyoneers who were doing the same canyon that day, we were eventually soaking in sun and hiking in 60F temps. The route is easy. You follow an old road to the wash, and then almost immediately come to the canyon head. There are three raps, or "step down climbs" that are sequenced fairly close together. Very different geology than what I am used to canyoneer in. I could see where we parked for part of the way down. Lots of people would stop, and get out of their cars and mull around. I first thought there were a lot of canyoneers coming to do perhaps a popular route that day, but each party eventually got back in their vehicle and continued on with a confused look on their face. I suppose they were trying to figure out what they may be missing. After the raps, there is a bit more boulder hopping then a steep exit (not too bad) to climb and return back to the car. About 3 hours in all. We paused at the top of the exit for about an hour, to just soak in the view.