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Bingo Canyon
 Hanksville Area\Dirty Devil River, Utah
 ACA Rating: 3A II
 6–7 rappels to 60’
A scenic but physical 3 to 4 hour canyon with 6–7 rappels and some narrow slanted spots. Large–frame canyoneers may not enjoy this canyon as it has a few anchors that are in such constricted spots that it is very difficult to thread the rope through the quick link.

Standard Canyoneering Gear.
Rope, webbing, and quick links for 6–7 rappels to 60 feet.

Drive south on Hwy 95 from Hanksville and turn east at mile post 10.1 onto the BLM signed road to Angel Trail. You will bypass several lesser dirt roads on your way. Stay on the main road unless instructed to turn. Drive approximately 2.4 miles and turn right (southeast) at a Y in the road [ATTURN,  UTM NAD83\WGS84 534094mE 4232786mN]. Continue 3.4 miles and turn left (northeast) at BTURN,  UTM 538061mE 4230236mN. This section of dirt road will have some sandy and bumpy spots and may require a 4WD and high clearance vehicle. Drive another 4.3 miles and turn left (north) on a faint track at BTURN2,  UTM 541540mE 4235999mN. Drive 0.8 miles and park at BPARK,  UTM 541001mE 4237170mN on the rim above the Sawtooth on the Dirty Devil River. Driving time from Hwy 95 is about 40 to 50 minutes.

Hike down off the rim to the southwest as shown on the map. Make your way to the head of the canyon at BINGST,  UTM 540434mE 4236982mN.

After completing the final rappel, exit out the drainage to the left (west) up a sand bank to BINGX,  UTM 539704mE 4237396mN and then south on moderately steep Navajo Sandstone. Follow the route on the map to make your way along the sandstone rim of the canyon on the right side while looking upcanyon (LUC). Cross the canyon or ascend its upper section, as necessary or convenient, and continue to hike the indicated route to hook up with the approach route back to your vehicle.

Quality Rating:

A challenging, physical, and, at times, narrow canyon with several awkward downclimbs or rappels in a short distance. A few of the anchors are in very constricted spots and are therefore exceedingly difficult to set up for rappelling.

© 2009 Dave Pimental