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Distance

0.82 miles

Elevation Gain

102 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Derek Mathewson

…Who doesn’t enjoy a little slot canyon fun, especially when it’s just off the highway. This (spooky) canyon is a fascinating slot canyon, consisting of conglomerate rock in the Lake Mead area in Arizona, not far southeast from the Hoover Dam. Most people don’t know even know this slot is here, so there's a good chance there'll be minimal or no people here. The dirt parking lot to the right of the shoulder of the highway is limited and can probably park about 4 or 5 cars, so if you plan on going time it accordingly. It’s a little difficult explaining exactly where the small dirt parking lot is at, so use the directions in this blog to guide you right to the parking area.

Once parked, there’s a foot beaten dirt path to the right you can follow that’ll take you to a viewable fenced area. Note: After the finished construction of the new highway, a fence was built along the wash to make it tough for wildlife to climb over. There is an opening under the fence when you first walk up to the corner. Look for that and easily climb under. Past the fence, the trail runs up the wash and into the canyon. Within the first 100 yards or so, there are several avoidable catclaw trees, so just be careful. As you continue, make your way further into the canyon and have fun exploring! The trail forks to the left and right, but the longer slot is to the right. The slot to the left is noticeably shorter, but has some super narrow slots in there. Both are worth checking out for sure! After about an hour or so of photographing and exploring both slot canyons, it was about a mile and a half round trip. Once done, head out the same way you came. Always remember to pack out what you packed in, leave no trace and bring enough water.

Happy trails and never stop exploring!

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