Jacks Canyon is a limestone sport climbing area located about 1.5 hrs east of Flagstaff near Winslow. The setting is a beautiful limestone canyon with climbing all year. During the winter, we chase sun to stay warm and during the summer we chase shade to stay cool. There are hundreds of routes to choose from on clean, highly textured limestone. Primitive camping is available for free on the canyon rim. This is a great place to learn about technique and sport climbing skills. This is also a fantastic place for group outings due the nature of the canyon bottom. Because Jacks is a bit of a drive from Flagstaff, we only offer full day trips there.
From I-40, take Winslow exit #253 (North Park Drive) and go south. Heading south on North Park Drive, in about a mile you will come upon Second street, turn left (one way going east). After several blocks you will hit a traffic light, turn south here (right) onto highway 87. Continue south on Highway 87 for roughly 30 miles to mile marker 313. 0.7 miles past this you will see a pull off to the right with a gate, turn right. There is typically a piece of webbing on the gate, use it to open the gate and please close the gate after passing through. There is an obvious sign on the right just after the gate with some climbing stickers on it. This is how you will know you have found the right place. From the gate, continue straight ahead on a good dirt road. You will see a few turn offs along the way (with one large one at about 0.4 miles), just keep straight ahead on the best looking road. Eventually, you will come upon the camping area. There is a forest service pit toilet here. There are various trails that head from the parking area into the canyon.
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