Kelly Canyon

Location: Coconino National Forest
Rating: Basic Canyoneering 2B III
Length: 6-10 hours
Longest Rappel: none
Start: Kelly Canyon Rd
End:  There and Back
Permits: None
Wet Suit: Not needed
Shuttle: No

Overview: Kelly Canyon is a nice scene. The canyon offers possible water, large canyon walls and is fairly open with no narrow sections. Much of the canyon offers vegetation and beautiful limestone canyon walls. There are no real technical sections – of courses there are many places one could rock climb in Kelly Canyon.


From Flagstaff head south on I-17 to Kelly Canyon Rd, about 9 miles south of Flagstaff. Head west on Kelly Canyon Rd. The easiest way I found to describe this location is: as you pass under some telephone wires / power lines, park in this area. Follow the telephone lines north to enter Kelly Canyon.


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