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Zebra Slot Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (12)

An easy hike to a moderately challenging slot canyon.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

5,337' 1,627 m

High

5,153' 1,571 m

Low

110' 33 m

Up

213' 65 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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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.

Contacts

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Ben King

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 12 votes

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#5907

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#203

in Utah

#5,907

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Negotiating Zebra Slot Canyon is a bundle of fun!
Jun 2, 2017 near Escalante, UT
Beautiful colorations in the rocks of this area give it its name.
Jun 2, 2017 near Escalante, UT

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Dec 31, 2020
Tim May
Clear trail out, slotty but easy to stay dry. — 3h 33m
Dec 6, 2020
Randy Farber
slot has water 5.8mi
Oct 15, 2020
Andrew White
not the best marked hike. follow the pilled rocks and do not follow the wash. Once at the slot canyon it is very narrow and the water can be around… 5.2mi — 2h 00m
Jul 15, 2020
Amanda Wright
5.2 RT 2.6mi
Jun 17, 2020
Jessica Luty
Dec 1, 2019
Deepshikha Nath
Dec 1, 2019
Anjana Sasi
Nov 15, 2019
Alex Gould