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The Slot

Easy/Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -73' -22 m
High: 807' 246 m
Low: 740' 226 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Mirek Wierzbicki

This slot canyon is a beautiful natural formation of siltstone.

Mirek Wierzbicki

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As always with slot canyons, be mindful of the weather and don't attempt if rain is in the forecast.

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On hot days, this trail can be a lifesaver thanks to the shade that the canyon provides.

Description

From 4895 CA-78, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, take the dirt road marked Buttes Pass north for 1.8 miles to get to the trailhead on your right. The initial climb down into the canyon is steep, but once you're down there it is almost flat.

This is a short but spectacular trail! The trail is sandy, unique, and easy for all skill levels. It gets pretty narrow at times but is awesome fun. At some points, you'll be surrounded by forty-foot walls. The trail can go much further than what is mapped here if you'd like, but most people make it to the mapped endpoint and turn around.

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#533

in California

#5,914

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Slot Canyon
Mar 18, 2018 near Borrego…, CA
big boulder over your head
Mar 18, 2018 near Borrego…, CA
Not the narrowest part.
Mar 24, 2019 near Borrego…, CA
Slot Canyon Parking Lot
Mar 18, 2018 near Borrego…, CA
Out of the slot
Mar 18, 2018 near Borrego…, CA
entrance to Slot Canyon
Mar 18, 2018 near Borrego…, CA

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