Slickhorn Canyon, Access #6 to the San Juan River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This demanding trip offers direct access to a wild stretch of the San Juan River at Slickhorn Rapids, not far above the river’s impoundment in Lake Powell. Slickhorn Canyon, below its confluence with Trail Canyon, is a mostly trail-less, boulder-choked gorge for 6.2 miles to the river. Yet the trip is far more demanding than its modest distance would suggest. Expect two days of arduous routefinding through boulder jams to reach the river.
Unfortunately for backpackers, the mouth of Slickhorn Canyon (and Grand Gulch) is closed to camping within 1 mile of the river to reduce conflicts with river float parties. The rocky beach at Slickhorn Canyon is one of the few campsites available for float trips in the 1,000-foot-deep river gorge."