Canyonlands: Tales from Narrow Places

A find in Avocado Canyon

Posted in Northern Arizona & the Mogollon Rim by canyoneering on August 31, 2010

Avocado Canyon, 3AIII
5.5 miles
Coconino National Forest, tributary of West Clear Creek


We were not sure what we find, but it was fairly obvious on the map. Unlike other side canyons of West Clear Creek that are betaed this one had neither information nor word of a previous descent. With this we thought we would take a peek. What we found was a pleasant wilderness canyon with three clean and sculpted rappels the longest of which was approximately 120-feet. All three raps took natural anchors. Despite the tremendous amount of recent rain saturating the forest, the canyon held nothing more than a few pools of waist deep water. There were no signs of a previous descent or any human presence. I would doubt we were the first to descend the canyon but it felt like we were and that feeling added a very real excitement to the trip. Once reaching West Clear Creek, which was more, overgrown with green vegetation than I ever seen it, we stopped for lunch on a rocky beach where we enjoyed a meaty avocado.



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  1. Stephen Schwartz said, on September 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I hope to see you guys in a few weeks at the baby-shower.

    • Jay W said, on July 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      Hey im looking for driving directions to avocado canyon, Can anyone be of help ?

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