Camping, Climbing, Canyoneering: Adventures in Kokopelli

One group of friends adventured to Arizona to tackle Kokopelli, a technical canyoneering route. Here’s what they found.

“If you want to go canyoneering, don’t take me. I don’t help. I’m always filming and generally trying to stay alive.” This is avid hiker Jerry Arizona‘s preface to his latest canyoneering feat.

On this route outside of Sedona, five friends encountered ancient ruins, petroglyphs, even dinosaur tracks. There’s lots of scrambling, a couple fun rappels, and pretty epic views.

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

Runtime: 10 minutes

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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