Slickhorn Canyon, Access 6, Trail Canyon

Blanding, Utah 84511

Slickhorn Canyon, Access 6, Trail Canyon

Slickhorn Canyon, Access #6, Trail Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Slickhorn Canyon, Access #6, Trail Canyon Reviews

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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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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
Apr through mid-June; Sept through Oct
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Jul 2018