Crawford Draw

Location: San Rafael Swell
Rating: Basic Canyoneering  2B II
Length: 2-5 hours
Longest Rappel: None
Start: 4 miles from I-70 Exit 129
End:  There and Back
Permits: None
Wet Suit: No
Shuttle: No

Overview: A relatively open canyon with some pockets, and short pools.


Reid Neilson to Crawford Draw. From I-70 exit 131 Temple Mountain Rd. Follow the Temple Mountain Rd south 3.0 miles. Just before fence and cattle guard ,turn left (directly across BLM road 7198). Drive 2.7 miles along the main dirt road. You will notice a wash. This is Reid Neilson. Continue just a few feet more to a fork in the road and turn left. The road is blocked by a fence; most likely because the road drives right into the canyon (50 ft to the floor), and missing this little land mark would make for a really bad day. Park and follow the fence line back toward the wash or follow the road back to the wash and head north down the wash. The canyon opens up immediately after 10 min or so. Walk the left side ridge line and climb down where it's most convenient. After a few miles, Crawford Draw comes in on the left. Follow it up canyon or continue down canyon as long as you wish. Down canyon continues to open and is not very interesting. Crawford Draw ends at Straight Wash.


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