Hot Loop Canyon
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Difficulty:3A II (v3a1 II)
Raps:3-4, max ↨85ft
Red Tape:No permit required
4 Nov 2023
"Great run for a first timer. Anchors looked good. We took the trail closer to the road back. Petroglyphs before r1 are always neat. Overall a good rou
A fun canyon off horse mesa with a quick approach and exit combined with a few rappels, easy downclimbs, and a beautiful clean section of slot. Following an ancient watercourse, this is a mellow canyon perfect for those looking for a short adventure close to town.
Approach from Jacks Canyon trailhead.
Social trails to the mesa provide a few different approach options. Once on top of the mesa, head north to the drainage. Drop in where the brush clears and navigate to R1.
R1: 80' off tree high RDC. Multi stage.
or 35' to first ledge, downclimb RDC to 2nd ledge, and LDC to the bottom.
R2: 25' off pinch in boulder pile set back about 15'. Possible downclimb RDC shelf.
R3: 50’ from pinch point on Boulder set back in water course. Optional Downclimb in 30' chimney RDC.
Next drop downclimb 15' or bypass RDC.
R4: 30' off tree LDC down chute.
After last rappel head High up left canyon to a series of well-defined social trails.
For a more straightforward exit stay in drainage until you hit the road, then walk the road to the trailhead.
- Sedonacanyoneering.com : Hot Loop Canyon
- WildPathsAZ.com : Hot Loop Canyon
Trip reports and media
First descent by the Sinagua at some point after 600 AD