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Slot Canyon Trail

 4.9 (7)

1.1 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


66%

Runnable

562' 171 m

Ascent

-211' -64 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

6,364' 1,940 m

High

5,870' 1,789 m

Low

Shared By Kristen Arendt

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An adventurous trail through a slot canyon with rewarding views at the end.

Kristen Arendt

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Use caution when running in the slot canyon. Beware of rock falls during wet and windy conditions and the possibility of flash flooding during inclement weather.

Description

The Slot Canyon Trail can be accessed from the Cave Loop Trail at an intersection about a half mile in. The Slot Canyon Trail continues to the right, and will continue to a narrow slot canyon.

This area is quite picturesque, and many visitors will stop and take pictures through this section. Please be courteous to other visitors and allow them to pass in areas that allow. Also, beware of rock falls during wet and windy conditions and the possibility of flash flooding during inclement weather.

Just over a half-mile into the trail, you’ll start to climb out of the canyon. The trail gets quite steep with dozens of steps as it switchbacks up the canyon wall.

During the warm, summer months, take your time and use caution to avoid heat-related injuries. During the winter, watch for icy conditions in this section. The trail tops out with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and the valley below. You’ll return to the trailhead along the same route.

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