interesting thing happened when I began to ask local residence about the existence of the
mysterious slot canyon known as Red Cave. Many had heard about the canyon, some had
visited the slot, and no one agreed on its location. So what is the deal?
It took some
exploring but the mystery was unraveled so you can now enjoy Red Cave. Routes are
presented for both the experienced canyoneer and for the novice hiker or shutterbug. The
canyon contains outstanding scenery and numerous photographic opportunities. Your camera
will love this slot canyon located just outside of Zion National Park.
Circle of Friends:
Cave 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"
Route information is
provided for both novice hikers and experienced canyoneers. The canyon is distinctively
photogenic. Those who want to visit the entire canyon system will need at least one
experienced canyoneer, hiker or rock climber along to help defeat a few obstacles.
Navigation for this adventure is
moderate, there is no established trail. Red Cave is rated 2B II using the Canyon Rating
System. You do not need a Zion backcountry permit for this
canyon because it is located outside the National Park. Red Cave has a moderate flash flood danger. Check the weather report before entering the
Written Permission Required:
Written permission is
required to access Red Cave, instructions on how to obtain permission is provided to
memebers of the Circle of Friends.