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Zebra Slot Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
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 run to a moderately challenging slot canyon.

Ben King

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The first part of this is a good run. The slot canyon at the end is a great reward, but your shoes, shorts, and shirt will get wet!

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 22, 2018
Amanda Wright
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  4.1 from 9 votes

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

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