Maggie Slot Canyon

Total Miles
62.7

Elevation

946.18 ft

Duration

6 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Beautiful trip! WOW! Drive a 3-mile slot canyon and hike 2 narrow slot canyons off to the sides of the driveable one.This canyon is a long way from anywhere but does not let that scare you, as the canyon drive and two short hikes go quite quickly.CAUTION: This trail crosses a lot of private lands so could be closed at any time. Please tread lightly and correct any problems you find that was caused by someone else. Pick up trash and stay on the existing trail. Alamo Road is a wide-graded road on which you can make good time if you are coming from Lake Havasu City. You probably will come via McGuffie Cabin if coming from Parker. The canyon can be driven in either direction but we entered from the top (north end). The northern part of Alamo Road has lots of Joshua trees. They were in full bloom when we visited in early March. We were on this trip just after heavy rain. There was still foam in the wash and moss was bright green with moisture. We were the first to visit after the rain. A little water was still flowing. The canyon is narrow but is easily driven. There are two slot canyons off to the sides. The first one is an unnamed wash entering from the northeast. The second canyon is Rawhide Wash which is larger, deeper, and longer. It starts out wide but does not let that fool you. Continue in the wash until you get to the Alamo Road and return the way you came.

Photos of Maggie Slot Canyon

Maggie Slot Canyon
Maggie Slot Canyon
Maggie Slot Canyon

Difficulty

Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to a foot deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 18", including ledges and short, steep grades. Roads are typically one vehicle wide with places to pass.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Mohave Gladiator
Apr 10, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Washboard
Brooks Rickard
Mar 08, 2024
4x4
Open
Washboard
Eric Gartin
Dec 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
The majority of this trail is on a well maintained dirt road. Once in the slot canyon there are narrow passages which a full size truck may have difficulty navigating. There are no obstacles on this trail only a lot of washboard. Ran entire trail in 2WD.
James Godwin
Dec 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Washboard

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