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Temple Canyon

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:50 am
by jmbrooks8
This is not a peak, but a fantastic hike - must see.
Temple Canyon Park SW of Canon City off Temple Canyon Rd (Cr-3). TH is reachable by any car when road is dry.
A beautiful hike down into Temple Canyon along Grape Creek to a gorgeous natural amphitheater known as The Temple.
You need to cross Grape Creek (6" deep in Apr/2021).
When you get to what looks like a dead-end Class 3 looking waterfall area, climb the actual Class 2+ slick rock into the upper canyon.
The Temple is just ahead. You're not there until your jaws drop in awe. The Temple area is climbable (Class 2) via a natural set of staircases, but with high exposure.

TH @ N38° 24.577' W105° 18.789'
The Temple @ N38° 24.917' W105° 18.674'

The trail is ~2.4 mi and 700' e.g. (most on the way back).