Canyon Catagories

The Canyons in our database are catagorised so that you can easily see what quality of trip you can expect in a known, documented canyon.

Catagories can also provide those who are searching for new Canyons with projects to try, streams to avoid, or un-mapped canyons to document.

3 Star Canyons

The highest quality canyons, with an excellent mix of good access, beauty, fun and challenge.

2 Star Canyons

Canyons of above average quality, that are worth returning to several times.

1 Star Canyons

Good Canyons that are worth the effort required to descend.

0 Star Canyons

Streams/Canyons that have been descended, but are not worth the effort required to descend. Included so those people searching for new canyons know to discount these streams.

Beta-less Canyons

Canyons that have been descended, but insufficient information is known to make a complete CanyonTopo. If you have been through one of these canyons and can add to our information, then please contact us. If you are going to one of these canyons, we’d appreciate if you make accurate records, a CanyonTopo and take lots of photos to send to us!

Potential Canyons

Streams that hold Canyon potential. Wether by their look on a map, by observation on site or word of mouth. If you are going to one of these canyons, we’d appreciate if you make accurate records, a CanyonTopo and take lots of photos to send to us!



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