Flintstone Canyon

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Flintstone Canyon is a great, somewhat more remote tributary of the West Fork of Oak Creek.  The quality of narrows are similar to the other tributaries but a bit more work in my opinion.  For some reason, this canyon seems to be filled with dead, downed and rotting logs that make travel within the creek bed much more difficult than other routes.  Do not let this deter you however, since the canyon itself has a wilderness character that the others seem to lack.  You will be faced with several rappels up to 180 feet or so.  The big one is in the middle of the canyon and is quite exciting.  Below the big drop are some of the best narrows.  Once you finally reach the end of the canyon and the confluence with the West Fork, congratulations, you still unfortunately are in the middle of nowhere.  Hike down or upstream depending on where you spot your car and finish the day off.  Flintstone Canyon is a great route and definitely a canyon worth doing.

-> Flintstone Canyon – June 15, 2008 <-

-> Flintstone Canyon – September 14, 2008 <-

-> Flintstone Canyon – August 11, 2010 <-

***THIS MAP IS A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE ROUTE AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR REFERENCE***


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