Cassidy Arch Slot
Capitol Reef National Park
Slot might be the most popular technical slot canyon in Capitol Reef
National Park and for good reason. This slot canyon packs a big bang
into a small package with great views, three natural bridges, seven
rappels and an all-around good time.
Circle of Friends:
Arch Slot 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.
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Cassidy Slot is
a technical canyoneering route that requires complete technical gear
and the experience to use it. Cassidy
Slot is rated 3A II using the
Canyon Rating System. This route is suitable for novice canyoneers with
advanced leadership. This canyon
contains no water and wetsuits are not required.
Navigation for this route
is easy. Good map reading skills are essential. This canyon has a
mild flash flood danger.
The drainage is small and a clear view of the western sky is available on
the approach. Check the local
weather report before committing.
You will need
a Capitol Reef Canyoneering Permit to complete
The trailhead is
located a short distance from the Capitol Reef Visitor Center and is easy to
locate. The trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in dry weather
I have been told the old wooden bridge, carved steps
and cable walkway found in Cassidy Slot are the remnants of a polygamist
hideaway developed for when the Federal marshals came to Fruita looking
to make trouble for the polygamist families living in the area.
Enjoy a short entertaining video of a trip through Cassidy Arch Slot Canyon.