aka: Lost and Found
Arches National Park
Canyon is a fun route that explores a rarely visited section of Arches
National Park. If you are looking for seclusion inside the National Park
this is where you want to be. The route is beginner friendly with competent leadership.
This route visits a very impressive arch.
Circle of Friends:
Undercover Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program.
Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information,
explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed
maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends"
visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
Undercover Canyon is a technical canyoneering route that is suitable for beginners with
competent leadership. The scenery is dramatic. Undercover Canyon requires complete technical gear.
Undercover Canyon is rated 3A II using the Canyon
Rating System. Navigation
for this route is moderate. A GPS is extremely useful. Good map reading
skills are essential. You will
need an Arches Canyoneering Permit to enter
passenger vehicles and high clearance vehicles can normally drive to within
3 miles of the trailhead. Four wheel drive vehicles should have no problems
reaching the actual trailhead. This is also the
trailhead for MMI Canyon.
Greater Arch Dimension (GAD): 60 feet. For this arch, the LAD is its span.
Lesser Arch Dimension (LAD): 32 feet. For this arch, the GAD is its height.
Arch Type: Shelter
Rock formation and/or type: Navajo Sandstone
Enjoy a short video from Undercover Canyon. Video courtesy of Bob "Slot