In the last entry we visited Fry Canyon Ruins located in the namesake Fry Canyon. In this entry we will visit Fry Canyon the canyon or, in this case, the slot canyon portion.
Before I proceed, I need to clarify which slot on Fry Canyon we will be visiting. There is an easy (beginners) non-technical slot for the casual adventurer, and there is a technical slot (ropes and experience required) for the more extreme adventurer. The technical portion is just upstream (south) from the ruins. Do not venture here unless you have the know-how and equipment.
Fry Canyon Beginners Slot Canyon: Most people literally drive right over this little gem of a slot canyon without ever knowing it. Park your tow vehicle, dinghy or RV on the south side of Hwy 95 at N37 38.152 W110 09.056. From there walk along the shoulder onto the center of the highway bridge and prepare yourself for the unexpected. Looking down you will discover the bridge spans a short, but very colorful and curvaceous sandstone slot canyon. Those with limited scrambling skills who wish to enter the canyon will find relatively easy access by hiking south from their vehicle along the west side of the canyon for about 350′ where they will find a point to enter the creek bed. From there head down canyon admiring the swirls in the sandstone and tight canyon walls until reaching a pool of water (depth unknown). From there turn around and be sure to hike a bit up canyon from where you entered as the sandstone formations are worth a peek. Those wishing to explore the area below the pool will want to cross to the north side of the highway, walk north along the west side of the canyon again for about 350′ until they find a break in the canyon wall where they can scramble down to the canyon floor. From there walk upstream to and under the bridge until water is once again encountered.
Visiting the easily accessible Fry Canyon slot, just one of the many adventurers in RVing available along Utah Highway 95!
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.