Slickhorn Canyon, Access 6, Trail Canyon

Mexican Hat, Utah

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Slickhorn Canyon’s Access 6 follows a prominent tributary locally known as Trail Canyon. Don’t be deceived by the canyon’s name, however, since only two short segments of constructed trail exist in the canyon. Much of the route involves following slickrock in the wash, boulder-hopping, and bypassing pour-offs and boulder jams while engaging in continuous routefinding. Slightly less challenging than Access 4, yet more demanding than Acces 1, Trail Canyon is a scenic route that experienced canyon-country hikers will enjoy while en route to Slickhorn Canyon. Remember: Regulations prohibit dogs in Slickhorn Canyon.
Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

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Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)

Slickhorn Canyon’s Access 6 follows a prominent tributary locally known as Trail Canyon. Don’t be deceived by the canyon’s name, however, since only two short segments of constructed trail exist in the canyon. Much of the route involves following slickrock in the wash, boulder-hopping, and bypassing pour-offs and boulder jams while engaging in continuous routefinding.

Slightly less challenging than Access 4, yet more demanding than Acces 1, Trail Canyon is a scenic route that experienced canyon-country hikers will enjoy while en route to Slickhorn Canyon. Remember: Regulations prohibit dogs in Slickhorn Canyon.

©  Ron Adkison/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mexican Hat
Distance: 6.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Season: Apr through mid-June; Sept
Local Maps: Slickhorn Canyon East USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Slickhorn Canyon, Access #6, Trail Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

10/3/2005
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I have only seen the lower portion of Slickhorn 6 (called Trail Canyon), but I can recommend this as an out and back hike. We camped at the confluence with Slickhorn's main channel and we hiked a mile up #6 to the ledge ruins. These ruins have over 20 rooms - some built with just sticks, some with mud over tied up sticks (waddle and daub), some with bricks, some with log roofs, some are barely remaining. They obviously were built over a long span of time. You can walk (crawl) the entire ledge, but be careful as the drop is huge - if you are afraid of heights, you'll probably forgo the end rooms, but they are some of the best. This eTrail covers this specific out-and-back route well.



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