Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Zion Keyhole

  1. #1
    Bogley BigShot french_de's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Ut
    Posts
    243

    Zion Keyhole

    Started off our week in Zion with run thru Keyhole.
    We were afraid that the rain would keep us out of the canyon.
    We got to the Zion NP BC desk at the visitors center around 7:00am
    Monday morning July 21 only to find that they were not issuing any
    permits until 9:00am because the big rain Sunday night and the
    chance of rain that morning.
    The BC ranger told us once the clouds burn off and once the narrows
    flow drops below 140 cfs that he would issue our Monday Keyhole and
    our Tuesday Mystery permits.
    The North Virgin that morning was very murcky and carried a large
    amount of small pieces of burned wood downstream.
    By 9:45am the skies were clear and the Virgin
    was down to 120 CFS and we had our permits.
    It was hot by the time we got to the trailhead of Keyhole. As we
    unloaded our vehicle and strapped on our packs for the 1/4 mile hike
    up the road, a Park enforcement officer and his partner pulled up
    behind us.
    After showing them our permit and answering their questions
    they bid us well and we were off.
    The hike up the ridge to the drop in point is short so the heat
    didn't have time to make things uncomfortable.
    Keyhole was full of water with all the rain and there was
    a pretty good flow thru the canyon. The water was
    nice and cold and we took our time to enjoy the coolness. Keyhole
    lives up to the hype. It is short and really sweet.
    It was a perfect warmup canyon to start our week of Zion.
    Attached Images Attached Images                                         
    Don't believe everything you think.

    -Borrowed from a bumper sticker

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    Keyhole is one of my foavorite little canyons to play in. i did it last year and it was full of water also. Not as much as you guys delt with but pretty full. Great pics sounds like you had fun. When i went through we had board shorts and t-shirts, that made the last 50yd swim a little cold but fun.

  4. #3
    Bottom Tier Superhero Iceaxe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    City of Salt
    Posts
    19,326
    Dang... that looks like a lot of water..... sweet...

  5. #4
    Zion Siren Felicia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    1,880
    Very nice trip report! Great pictures.

    We went through Key Hole on Saturday the 19th in the late afternoon. The clouds were building, but the weather stayed great. There was a ton of water, but not as much as you guys got.

    Generally, everytime we are in Zion we do Key Hole. It is a great warm-up canyon and a great way to get psyched for the next days adventure.


  6. #5
    Bogley BigShot french_de's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Ut
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by Felicia
    Very nice trip report! Great pictures.

    We went through Key Hole on Saturday the 19th in the late afternoon. The clouds were building, but the weather stayed great. There was a ton of water, but not as much as you guys got.

    Generally, everytime we are in Zion we do Key Hole. It is a great warm-up canyon and a great way to get psyched for the next days adventure.

    Thanks. Keyhole worked the same way for us. It got us psyched for Mystery the next day.
    Don't believe everything you think.

    -Borrowed from a bumper sticker

Similar Threads

  1. Keyhole yesterday
    By sasteve49 in forum Canyoneering
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-02-2009, 05:25 PM
  2. [Trip Report] Keyhole, Oct 21, 2008
    By Cirrus2000 in forum Canyoneering
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-12-2009, 09:20 PM
  3. [Trip Report] '08 Zion Noobfest '08 - Keyhole Canyon
    By Sombeech in forum Canyoneering
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-10-2008, 08:29 AM
  4. Keyhole @ Night
    By chabidiah in forum Canyoneering
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-27-2007, 05:52 PM
  5. keyhole pics
    By oldno7 in forum Canyoneering
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-21-2007, 07:54 AM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Outdoor Forum

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •