Slickhorn Canyon, Access #1 Professional Review and Guide
"Slickhorn Canyon, a majestic gorge draining the western flanks of Cedar Mesa, is comparable to Grand Gulch in its landscape and attractions. An increasing number of hikers are discovering Slickhorn as an alternative destination to the more popular Grand Gulch. But access to Slickhorn Canyon is not easy, and since only experienced hikers can safely negotiate its many access routes, the canyon seldom seems overcrowded.
Some hikers push through Slickhorn Canyon to the San Juan River, while others combine Slickhorn Canyon and Grand Gulch to create an ambitious circuit, trekking along the river for 4.5 miles between the mouths of the two canyons. Most hikers, however, establish a base camp in the upper reaches of Slickhorn Canyon, where there are many fine campsites and more reliable water sources, and then pass several days exploring hidden Anasazi ruins and rock art sites, or simply soaking up the beauty of the canyon. Remember: Dogs are not allowed in Slickhorn Canyon."