PARUNUWEAP CANYON. ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

June 20, 2017

Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
Parunuweap canyon is a remote non technical slot canyon that few people seem to visit but has a lot of the luster that the traditional narrows have in the valley.
Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
This canyon run east from Carmel Junction and meanders west towards the virgin River.

 parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
There is a intersting 29 mile trip that people can take from carmel junction and work down the canyon through mineral gulch narrows and pass through the corridors of Parunuweap canyon.

Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah

Another beautiful aspect of this canyon is that you will find very little people coming though here with the exception of the misery canyon canyoneers.  You can have the narrows to yourself.

Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
Andy and I made it into the canyon VIA misery canyon and enjoyed the towering corridors for a couple hours before making the heat box hike back to the car.
Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
This was Andy's first canyon and his first time seeing any kind of narrows like this so I am sure he enjoyed that a lot.
 parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
There is a waterfall pour over that looked interesting to push but it was my understanding that the canyon would start to open back up so we turned around and headed out.

Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
There are some sections where it opens up a bit and you are in the sun and other sections where you can camp for the night which makes this hike a excellent place to get a way from the crowds.

Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
There are also some hot springs down the canyon and I thought I could feel the main stream get warmer and cooler at points.

 parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
One day I will like to return to this hike and make the full down and back trip. 
 parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah



 parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah


Andy Orr in parunuweap Canyon. Zion National Park, Utah
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