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greenBlue Zebra Slot Canyon Trail

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Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 110' 33 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 5,337' 1,627 m
Low: 5,153' 1,571 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Ben King

An easy hike to a moderately challenging slot canyon.

Ben King

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Take the Hole in the Rock Road 8 miles south from Hwy 12 to a parking area on the right, just past a cattle guard. The trail starts on the opposite side of the road. It is easy to follow until you reach Harris Wash. At this point, follow the cairns up the wash. Once the wash narrows into a slot canyon, you may have to wade through some puddles up to about five feet deep. The canyon quickly narrows to 8-10 inches at its narrowest, with some scrambling required to make it further up. Eventually, the slot runs into a 10 foot high ledge. This ledge can be negotiated with some bouldering/mantling skills, but several more potholes at the top make turning around the better choice.

Flora & Fauna

Lizards, rattesnakes, ravens, and other typical desert fauna are in abundance.

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May 26, 2019
Andrea Vanotti
Apr 14, 2019
Sarah R
the hike was pretty easy until you get to the canyon. Definitely prepare to get wet even of it hasn't rained in a while, certain sections of the ca… 5.2mi
Sep 23, 2018
Lisa Griffiths
With Danny’s Famiky
Sep 15, 2018
Rock On
Hot. 2.5 miles to canyon.
Sep 15, 2018
Alon Szczupak
Sep 2, 2018
Sean Cocca
The path was easily identifiable with small rock cairns. The water in the slot canyon we was up to my 6’4” chest. It was cold, but felt good.
Aug 28, 2018
Carol Huston
Jul 20, 2018
Hollywood58 Woodward
Hot hike but worth every step!

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