Fry Canyon - Cedar Mesa and White Canyon
April-October: 8am Departures
10 Years Old (Call us if you have a younger explorer)
1-3 Guests: $629
4+ Guests: $199/person
Fry Canyon is the Cedar Mesa Classic. You’ll rappel 60’ into a photogenic cavern with a deep pool of water. With multiple swims, twisting sculpted walls and one of the best rappels in the region this canyon is a perfect canyon for beginners and experienced canyoneers alike. Come join us and push your limits in discovering this beautiful backcountry slot you don’t want to miss.
- Canyoneering Harness
- Rappel Devices
- Professional Guides
- Small dry bag for camera, wallet, etc.
- PFD or Floatation, if needed for swims
- Learn to rappel, down-climb and stem
- Narrow Sandstone Canyon
- Beautiful Overlooks
- Youth friendly canyon
- 60’ Rappel and Swim
Moderate. Approximately 6 miles of hiking on uneven terrain including multiple down-climbs, squeezing, a 60’ rappel. Must be able to swim about 250’ (we have floatation for swimmers who need it). 250lb. Max Weight Limit.
- Small day pack
- Comfortable hiking shoes or old tennis shoes that will get wet and muddy
- All clothing may get scraped up and muddy
- Small camera
Meet at the Wild Expeditions in Bluff, Utah at 8 am to meet your guides, fill water bottles and get fitted for helmet. After ensuring everyone has the proper footwear and gear we’ll load up the van and hit the road. It’s a 1 hour drive through beautiful scenery including Comb Ridge, Salvation Knoll and Bears Ears National Monument. Once arriving at Fry Canyon we’ll load up our packs and start our hike. The entrance to our first slot canyon is less than 5 minutes hike and we’re quickly rewarded with twisting red rock walls. Depending on weather this will be full of water and one short swim is required. We can pack flotation for those that need it. After taking photos and enjoying this first slot we’ll scramble over and under boulders in the canyon hiking for ~1 mile to the next deep slot canyon.
Here we’ll harness up and enjoy lunch in the sun while we set up the ropes for the 60’ rappel. Once we’re set we’ll give a demonstration on rappelling and take the time needed to teach everyone the techniques of rappelling. This is a great first time rappel and puts you right into a beautiful cavern full of water. Another swim is required here and after the swim we can get right back in the sun or on hot days stay and swim a bit. Coming out of the slot we’ll get a great view of an ancient puebloan cliff dwelling. Our swimming hole was their drinking source 1000 years ago!
Now we’ve got to hike up and out of this canyon and we’ll enjoy beautiful views of white canyon. This is a steep climb out, but we’ll take our time and most fitness levels do just fine. Once on top we’ll hike back along the rim of Fry Canyon back to the van for a cold drink and head back to Bluff.