The Slot

Total Miles
9.6

Elevation

250.27 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

There are several beautiful slot canyons like this in Anza-Borrego State Park (see Trail #79). Hiking the canyon is great fun, but be very careful; walls can collapse and rainstorms can flood the canyon in minutes. Kids should be accompanied by their parents. No green-sticker vehicles allowed.

Photos of The Slot

The Slot
The Slot
The Slot

Difficulty

Moderate: Much of this route is in wide washes with soft sand. However, one hill drops steeply into the canyon before Waypoint 03. This moderate spot has the potential to be difficult if the hill gets washed out. Drive loop other way to avoid the hill. Hill is closed to uphill traffic. Route is usually OK for stock, high-clearance 4x4 SUVs. Air down tires if necessary.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Federiko Knaudt
Jan 06, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
Do not go right when starting loop go left to commence loop! Hill is extremely eroded large holes dugout from vehicles, don’t recommend suvs unless lifted!
Wriley Mollica
Nov 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Brian Frank
Sep 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Ramon Colon
Jun 23, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Follow signs for Buttes Pass located on Hwy. 78 about 3 miles west of the ranger station at Ocotillo Wells SVRA. From points west, turn left 1.5 miles east of Borrego Springs Road near mile post 87.

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