Mee Canyon is located west of Grand Junction. It is a remote desert canyon offering many possibilities for adventure. It is a popular canyon hike for backpackers, and is often coupled with a hike of Knowles Canyon to create a loop from Glade Park. It's primary feature is Arch Tower.
The easiest approach to Mee Canyon is by boat. Float the Colorado River from the put-in at Loma down about 12 miles to Mee Canyon on your left. This is a BLM administred area, and there are campsites river left.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mee Canyon:
The Garston Trout 5.7 A1+ Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 270 feet, Grade III
Nerve Endings 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 85 feet
Drinking with Gambino 5.10 Trad, 2 pitches, 180 feet
Arch Tower: Dry Heaves 5.10 A2- PG13 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 375 feet, Grade III
Tail Wagger 5.11 Trad, 4 pitches, 260 feet, Grade II
Shaking the Goat 5.11 Trad, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Moon River 5.11 A2- Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 300 feet
Featured Route For Mee Canyon
Arch Tower: Dry Heaves 5.10 A2- PG13 UT : Westwater Area : Mee Canyon
This tower is of high quality rock in a pristine remote setting. It does have quite a bit of wide crack climbing, but it is an absolutely fantastic adventure. We would recommend not climbing it in early June like we did. It was 107 degrees during the day. (Damn work schedules!)The route starts in the shade of the northeast face, on the left side of the tower. This tower, like the name suggests, is actually a huge vertical arch. You could drive a semi through the middle of this tower.1) Cli...[more] Browse More Classics in UT