Blue John Canyon

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Not to be confused with Blue John Cavern.
Blue John Canyon
Main Fork Blue John Canyon, October 2011
Blue John  Canyon is located in Utah
Blue John  Canyon
Blue John Canyon
Location of Blue John Canyon within the
State of Utah
Location Canyonlands National Park
Wayne County, Utah
United States
Coordinates 38°22′42″N 110°16′41″W / 38.37833°N 110.27806°W / 38.37833; -110.27806Coordinates: 38°22′42″N 110°16′41″W / 38.37833°N 110.27806°W / 38.37833; -110.27806

Bluejohn Canyon is a slot canyon in Canyonlands National Park in eastern Wayne County, Utah, United States.[1]


The canyons is located southwest of the Horseshoe Canyon Unit of the National Park and mi south of Green River. It runs for approximately 11 miles (18 km) and is a tributary of Horseshoe Canyon, running northeastwards from the Robbers Roost Flats.[2]

Bluejohn Canyon came to international attention in 2003 as the place where the outdoorsman Aron Ralston was forced to amputate his own right forearm with a multi-tool after it became trapped by a boulder. Ralston's entrapment was described in his autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place[3] and was depicted in the 2010 film 127 Hours.[4]


  1. ^ MyTopo Maps - Bluejohn Canyon, Wayne County, UT, United States (Map). Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 22 Jan 2017. 
  2. ^ "Blue John Canyon". 18 Nov 2010. Archived from the original on 6 Sep 2015. Retrieved 22 Jan 2017 – via 
  3. ^ Kopp, Megan. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Reviewed". Retrieved 22 Jan 2017. 
  4. ^ "127 Hours". Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Retrieved 22 Jan 2017. 

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