Blue Pools Canyon - Page, AZ

Date: 9/8/15

Trail Type: Loop

Miles: <1

Trailhead: Google Maps

Blue Pool Wash is slot canyon easily accessible from Highway 89 near Page, AZ. The canyon runs right under the highway, and there are several down climbs and pools of water (that are definitely not blue). We found several anchor points that can be used to rappel down some of the tricky drops, if you choose to bring some rope, but there were no ropes in place.

We only made it through part of the wash about 2 downclimbs in before climbing out an exit point to head back to the car, but I'd love to come back for the the final 50 ft rappel.

There is a dirt parking lot with a metal gate immediately south of the bridge between mile marker 3 and 4. The canyon can be seen running directly under the bridge, and the beginning of the canyon is to your left from the lot.

Entering the canyon

Entering the canyon

The beginning of the sandy wash

The beginning of the sandy wash

Avoiding the first stagnant pool

Avoiding the first stagnant pool

Getting a good workout downclimbing the narrow slot canyon

Headed under the highway

Still staying high and dry!

There were old cars and engines along the wash

One of the longer pools that definitely stretched my 5'4" frame

One of the longer pools that definitely stretched my 5'4" frame

Looking downcanyon

Looking downcanyon

Cody at the bottom of a tricky 10' downclimb

Cody at the bottom of a tricky 10' downclimb

Me making my way down the 10' drop

The next pool looked a little too long and deep for me, so we turned around and made our way back up the last downclimb to an exit point we spotted earlier.

Looking around the bend

Looking around the bend

If you don't mind trekking through the stagnant pools of water, you could just downclimb or rappel into the pools and wade your way through the long sections.

Our exit point from the canyon

To make your way back to the dirt lot, hike along the top of the canyon to head under the bridge.

Making our way back to the TH along the top of the slot