Main Fork Bluejohn Canyon, October 2011
|Floor elevation||4,839 ft (1,475 m)|
|Location||Canyonlands National Park|
Wayne County, Utah
The canyon is located southwest of the Horseshoe Canyon Unit of the National Park and 42 miles (68 km) 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.
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 and was depicted in the 2010 film 127 Hours.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bluejohn Canyon
- "MyTopo Maps - Bluejohn Canyon, Wayne County, UT, United States" (Map). mytopo.com. Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 5 Mar 2018.
- "Blue John Canyon". utah.com. Utah.com. 18 Nov 2010. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 22 Jan 2017 – via web.archive.org.
- Kopp, Megan. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Reviewed". curledup.com. Retrieved 22 Jan 2017.
- "127 Hours". foxsearchlight.com. Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Retrieved 22 Jan 2017.
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