Avocado Canyon is a short, lesser known, and relatively dry slot canyon located on the north rim of West Clear Creek. It is the first drainage to the west of the Tramway Trail. In wet conditions it will have at least one pool to wade or swim through. There are 3-5 rappels; the biggest being the finale which is about 120 feet. The first and second rappels are about 15 feet and 25 feet, the third is a ~100 footer rigged on a tree out of the watercourse perched on canyon right. The fourth is a nice 50 footer down a narrow fluted chute, and the final is a ~120 foot sloped wall into a cool hallway. There were no signs of previous descent on our way through, and natural anchors were readily available. It is not as deep as the other West Clear Creek tributaries but offers a nice, short, easy loop including a great stroll up West Clear Creek. Avocado Canyon is named after the faithful fruit that lost its life to aid in our descent of the canyon.
***THIS MAP IS A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE ROUTE AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR REFERENCE***
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