Tenting, Climbing, Cayoneering: Adventures in Kokopelli

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By Mary Murphy

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A group of friends traveled to Arizona to tackle Kokopelli, a technical canyoning route. Here’s what they found.

“If you want to go canyoning, don’t take me with you. I don’t help I’m always filming and generally trying to stay alive.” This is an avid hiker Jerry Arizona‘s foreword to his latest canyoning Sleight of hand.

Five friends stumbled upon ancient ruins on this route outside of Sedona, petroglyphs, even dinosaur tracks. There’s a lot of climbing, some fun rappelling, and pretty epic views.

Either go with experienced climbers or with guides, Jerry adds—just adventure at your own risk.

Running time: 10 mins

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Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Mary works at GearJunkie’s Denver, Colorado office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack paddleboarding. When she’s not writing, you’ll most likely find her at the top of a fourteen or local bakery.

Topics: Climbing, Outdoor