“This narrow slot canyon provides plenty of challenge as it heads into the heart of Death Valley's Funeral Mountains.”
— Rudi Romaine
This ~5 mile canyon route winds up a narrow deep canyon in Death Valley. It is accessed via the Hole in the Wall backcountry road. Park at the Hole in the Wall gap, then hike 1 mile across the open desert towards the canyon mouth nearly due north. As you hike through the canyon, you'll find numerous obstacles to climb over or around. This canyon involves climbing up small dry waterfalls (5-10' high) and a lot of scrambling over rocks.
You'll find a taller waterfall at the start of the route. To avoid needing to climb this, look for a foot path to your right as you enter into the trail that goes up and over the small bluff before dropping down into the canyon.
At mile 2, you'll find a 50' waterfall that you'll need to go around. You'll find the go-around on the left side climbing steeply up a wash.
The canyon ends after it opens up into a wide wash roughly 5 miles into the route.