Really beautiful canyon in the rainforest. This is a canyon in the traditional way, as there are not any platforms or cables that you find in the tourist canyons in other parts of Costa Rica. The group needs to hike all the way to the canyon, and then carry all their equipment down, removing their ropes and stuff.
Rating: 3C III
Time Required: ~ 6-8 Hours
Longest Rappel: ~ Feet - Meters
The trails to get to the canyon pass through private property, and arranging with the owner is required before hand.
There are many places to stay in Turrialba, but if you prefer, you can do this a day trip from San Jose, but you will need to start really early to have time to complete the trip.
Better during the dry season, or with early start during rainy season, always checking the weather.
Rain in the tropics and specially in Costa Rica could be really strong, and flash floods are possible everywhere around the country. Always check the weather conditions, water shed, and talk with the locals to see the recent weather conditions.
Standard Technical Gear (harness, descending device, helmet, multiple locking carabineers, slings, etc), 2 200’ foot ropes, ~50’ of webbing, rap rings/links, ascenders.
Directions to Trailhead
Trailhead UTM Grid Coordinate
This canyon requires about 1 hour and a half of hiking, first crossing some rivers and then hiking up the trail, crossing some cattle farms, and then in the rainforest. until we get to the entrance to the canyon. Only with a guide.
Canyon Entry UTM Grid Coordinate
Description: Standard Route
Canyon Exit UTM Grid Coordinate