An incredibly aesthetic slot canyon loop.

Statistics

265

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265

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11

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Ding and Dang slot canyons, also known as First and Second canyons, are located just down the road from Little Wild Horse and Bell Canyons.

Ding and Dang might offer a shorter hike, but the traverse through the two canyons is a fair bit more technical than the hiking found in Little Wild Horse.

However, these are still considered "nontechnical" slot canyons, as they don't require the use of specialized canyoneering/rock climbing gear. These slot canyons are generally much narrower than Little Wild Horse, and a few spots can require some problem-solving to get through.

You'll encounter chokestones, potholes that can harbor water pools at certain times of the year, dryfall downclimbs to negotiate, and rocky ledges to climb up and over. The narrowest section of slot canyon is found in Dang canyon, and it "includes 4 or 5 boulders wedged above pools, creating drops of up to 3 meters," according to [AmercanSouthwest.net](https://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/ding_dang/canyons.html ).

"The highest obstruction may need a rope to overcome though it is not too difficult to chimney down," they continue. Before you hike into the canyon, be sure to check the weather to see if there's any indication that there might be any rain in the area.

One of the **most severe** dangers in a slot canyon is the very real possibility of flash floods, with no way to escape.

[VisitUtah.com](https://www.visitutah.com/articles/non-technical-slot-canyons-roundup) recommends that you "always check the weather before visiting any slot canyon.

Even light, distant rainfall can render slot canyons extremely dangerous" due to flash floods.

Always treat this wilderness landscape with the utmost respect.

Sources: https://www.visitutah.com/articles/non-technical-slot-canyons-roundup https://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/ding_dang/canyons.html https://www.visitutah.com/things-to-do/slot-canyons/little-wild-horse-ding-and-dang