The Adventure: Cranes Nest Rapids
Rating: beginner intermediate
This is a favorite, we do it often. The paddle is short (only 4 miles one way), the canyon is scenic, the ridge run is classic. TAGS: beginner intermediate kayaking, hiking, trail running, canyoneering, climbing
In the Black Canyon, Willow Beach to Cranes Nest area: kayak from Willow Beach to Cranes Nest, run up Cranes Nest Canyon, up an 'almost slot canyon', up along a ridge, follow a big horn sheep trail along the ridge and return - 4 mile paddle, 6 mile run, 4 mile paddle - BLUE icons on the Google Map - 6 hours. See this adventure as a Google Earth TOUR.
This adventure at a glance:
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The Cranes Nest Canyon profile:
The topographic map flyover: