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Gruvers Slot
 San Rafael Desert/Green River, Utah
 ACA Rating: 3A II PG
 2 rappels to 30’
A narrow little 2 to 3½ hour slot canyon with 2 rappels to 30 feet.
Large frame canyoneers may not enjoy this slot and may have
difficulty threading the anchor ring due to the constriction at
the start of the final rappel.

Standard canyoneering gear.
Rope, webbing, and quick links for 2 rappels to 30 feet.

From Main Street in Green River, Utah turn south onto Long Street which is signed for the Green River airport. After about 3 miles, turn left (south) onto the Flint Trail dirt road which eventually goes to The Maze. After driving a total of approximately 29 miles, turn right (west) at UTM NAD83/WGS84 572625mE 4279658mN. Drive on this road through Saucer Basin and at about 2.2 miles turn right (west). Drive 1.9 miles and turn right (north) and continue on to the Gruvers Mesa airstrip where you will park at UTM 570293mE 4285625mN. These dirt roads are at times rather sandy and bumpy but are normally passable for 2WD vehicles. Driving time from Green River, Utah to the parking spot at Gruvers Mesa is approximately 1½ to 2 hours.

From the parking spot, hike north about 0.2 miles to the start of the slot at UTM 570265mE 4285991mN as shown on the map.

After completing the final rappel, hike out of the drainage to the east at UTM 570611mE 4285625mN and make your way along side the canyon and back to your vehicle as shown on the map.

Quality Rating:
A short, narrow, and physical slot with 2 rappels to 30 feet.

© 2009 Dave Pimental