Exploring non-technical slot canyons in Utah can be a fun and exciting event as long as you take precautions, know your limits and understand the dangers of flash floods.
Thunderstorms can dump a tremendous amount of water in a short time. Since there is little vegetation and soil, there is just rock that does not absorb the water, it is all going to run downhill. Remember, that beautiful tight slot canyon got that way from rainwater and lots of it.
As breathtaking and fun as canyoneering is, you must take proper precautions to avoid being caught in a deadly flash flood. People do die too often in slot canyons.
Never enter a slot canyon when:
Things to think about
Flash flood warning signs: