Horseshoe Canyon question - complete descent, non technical


Mar 6, 2014
Looking at some loop options, but my limited library does not provide the answer. Kelsey typically takes a little deciphering, but seems to be especially confusing regarding this area. Hence this post!

I am pretty sure Horseshoe below the Great Gallery goes to the river without any hang ups, so to speak. But are there any of the many forks above that allow a non tech passage from Hans Flat down?

I am especially interested in the 3 canyon systems marked on the map below. If I am reading Kelsey correct, 1 is Horseshoe proper, 2 Spur Fork and 3 High Spur.

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is Swell
Jan 17, 2012
2 is Spur Fork and 3 is Moqui Fork. There is a small dryfall where Moqui Fork meets Spur Fork, but it's easily (non-technical) bypassable either left or right. Other than that, Moqui Fork and Spur Fork would be an easy (albeit sandy) walk into the main fork of Horseshoe.

Moqui Fork dryfall into Spur Fork

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