Segers Window (South Fork)

Location: San Rafael Swell
Rating: Intermediate 3B III
Length: 8-10 hours
Longest Rappel: 165 ft (50 m)
Start: Hidden Splendor Airstrip
End:  Loop
Permits: None
Wet Suit: Yes
Shuttle: No

Overview: The canyon offers some keeper holes, rappels, open desert, some narrow sections and more. Many of the keeper holes can be bypassed by climbing around them. Bring plenty of water as the canyon and much of the hike is exposed to the sun.


From Hwy 24 head west on the Temple Mountain. At the fork in the road take the left fork (Hidden Splendor Rd). After about 4 miles Stay left as you will meet another road coming in from the right (Tan Seep). After about 1 mile stay left again as you will come to yet another fork in the road. Continue 10 miles across McKay Flat. The next intersection takes you to Tomsich Butte and Reds Canyon on the right, but stay left once more. Follow another 15 miles to the Hidden Splendor Air Strip. From Hidden Splendor Air Strip Hike down Muddy Creek Grand Gorge. The Squeeze comes in on the west side of the Muddy Creek. Head south of The Squeeze about 5 min and climb the south rim of the canyon (Moroni Slope). The Canyon is on the south side of your approach while The Squeeze is on the north of the approach. Don’t get confused as The Squeeze offers some very technical canyoneering.


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