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2 days ago

the slot trail was easy and down a dirt road so passing in a car is impossible, there is another dirt road path that starts on the other side of the slots. We encountered a few other groups in the slots but only 2 once out of them. the slots themselves are fun for the family and windcaves can be found about half a mile past that.

off road driving
9 days ago

Good scenery should have stopped to look around a lil

Scenic trail

off road driving
10 days ago

Amazing view of the badlands at sunset! A guitarist playing and singing Eagle’s at the scene is definitely a bonus! Easy off road that you can’t get lost. No problem for first-time off roader with a Subaru’s outback!

off road driving
11 days ago

Great Trail! Went up in a 2wd Taco, there are some pretty big ruts from the rain but they are pretty easily maneuverable. Further up the trail it gets pretty rocky so be sure to take it slow, especially if you don’t have a skid plate. It gets somewhat narrow so I did get scratched up a bit. :)

off road driving
14 days ago

Great trail for beginner to intermediate. Drove 2018 Raptor. Started on North entrance (Geology Tour Rd). First half is just dirt road, which has a lot of washboard sections. But then it gets interesting and the Raptor’s capabilities came into play. Nothing that the truck couldn’t handle with ease even if it caused me to sweat. Make sure to take a spotter as wheel placement is key and the trail gets narrow. There are plenty of little side tracks to test out your skills including a few sand hills that are pretty intense.

hiking
16 days ago

This is more than a drive- I'm not sure everyone realizes that. There are a couple of different trails to hike along the drive and I really encourage it. Some of the overlooks show you a spectacular color show you won't see if you just stay in the car.

off road driving
17 days ago

Beautiful scenic drive. Very easy, most vehicles can drive through without issue. No 4x4 necessary.

hiking
18 days ago

Wife and kids loved this place. Easy access

scenic driving
19 days ago

Amazing rock colors and geologic formations, go slow, people are walking along roadside and you won't see them until the last second!

One of the most unique and fascinating places! Salt looks like the piles of dirty snow we get in the spring in Montana. A must do exploration!

off road driving
21 days ago

Ran this trail in stock height Tacoma TRD 4x4OH and Chevy Colorado Z71 out and back starting at Pioneertown. What a fun trail this was! Beautiful views to go along with a trail that takes you through sand, rocks, ups, downs, and all arounds! I firmly believe this trail is a 3 due to the frequent sections of rocks and ruts. Never had to get out and spot and never had any issues with clearance for being in stock height trucks, but did have maybe one or 2 sections that initially looked a little sketchy. Just for fun, we did the trail back from Big Bear to Pioneertown in 2wd drive and never even struggled. Sure it wasn't the easiest or smoothest ride, but it was very manageable if you know what you're doing and have sufficient clearance; just be careful of the narrow roads and cliffs! Also, don't forget to stop by historical Pappy & Harriet's for a beer before heading back home. Check out the video for footage of our entire run up to Big Bear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ3oGErYgsE

24 days ago

Awesome and easy. Kids loved it. Lots of shade for a hot day. I wish the trail that looped back over the butte was more clearly sign posted. We ended up just turning around and going back through the slot.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful

The trail was closed on 3/31/17. Right after leaving the long gravel road (la costa truck trail) the trail gate, where things were just starting to get interesting, was locked.

off road driving
25 days ago

this is a really great Trail perfect for beginner off-roaders like myself. Unfortunately because of the recent rains about a quarter of a mile into the trail there are several foot wide gashes that extend the width of the trail. my stock 4Runner was not able to continue past that point but I could easily see how if it weren't for those obstacles this would be a great beginner Trail. I plan on coming back once those obstacles are no longer there.

hiking
29 days ago

After finishing the Palm Canyon hike we drove over to the slot. The entrance from the highway is small and the road to the parking lot is sand packed one-way track with turn outs. We (3 adults and 3 kids (9-11 years old) did this easy hike and it was fantastic. Warning: there are some areas where it is more suited for slender body types and wearing a backpack (even a small one) can be a little tight. It's a nice short hike and pretty relaxed. We did this at the end of the day and by the time we came up we caught the sunset

off road driving
30 days ago

I should have known that less than a week after a week or so of rain, this trail would not be "easy". 2018 FX4 leveled, I needed 4low and locker, just to turn around after less than 2 miles ... we helped a rubicon and an FJ dig out some ruts so they could continue... Maybe in a few weeks after others and the side by sides level the trail out, we will try again. Tread lightly. Peace.

Nice off road trail for beginners

hiking
1 month ago

First off road adventure - novice four wheeler. Entered from Geology Tour Trail. plenty of time to get u sedan to the feel of 4 wheel drive before encountering the "moderate section"

We were in a jeep Wrangler Rubicon. high clearance is definitely recommended. Needed to spot the road ahead twice - mostly because of inexperience. Narrow areas, some rock hopping through the narrow wash down to Dillon Road.
Had a great time

off road driving
1 month ago

Great views and an easy trip. will do that one again sometime!

nice views

on Fonts Point

off road driving
1 month ago

3-10-18
I do recommend if you are in the area & have time you want to visit.
https://goo.gl/maps/6sSSoEX9fjT2
unofficial trail head.
I have used the longer of the two trails.
Trails were good, but I wouldn't use a passenger car. I found areas that had some deeper loose sand that would stop a car, & 1 or 2 areas that would need a higher clearance vehicle. A stock 4wd works fine.
The views are great & found some nice photo opportunities.
The activity level was steady flow of around 20-30 people.
The area is clean thanks to all who visit that are respectful of our outdoor points of interest.
I did not see any restroom or porta potties so plan ahead.
Have fun!
Thomas

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trail, started in the dessert and ended in the snow, dogs definitely on leash, 3 jeeps one of them stock, made it through just fine, if it's the 1st time your doing it you WILL DEFINITELY need to download map or you could miss a turn or make a wrong turn and end up in god knows where. I rate this EASY it's mostly just dirt, but you do find a little bit of small rocks nothing a little bit of ground clearance can't take. Definitely would do it again. Super Fun!

off road driving
1 month ago

Definitely better with the Rain, Snow and Fog condition made this easy trail to a little challenging.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Seen via a fun, mini roller-coaster kind of drive off the main road. Brilliant colors and aptly named. A must for photographers.

walking
1 month ago

Definitely a unique landscape. Definitely worth a pit stop since you're already in the park. But I'd consider this an interesting photo opp only and not worth a ton of exploration.

hiking
1 month ago

Walked the Slot in February and found it to by a nice hike with interesting scenery in the canyon with narrow as well as wide walled areas. We did not know it looped and did not have our AllTrails app so our hike was short, but it was nice. I wore a pack on this one, and some spots can be tight to squeeze through with a pack.

off road driving
1 month ago

Pretty nice trail just went yesterday. Some areas were a little washed out, definitely needed 4x4 in the big wash outs. Once you get to the top the trail gets pretty narrow I scratched my truck pretty good. Best thing is there was snow at the top. Super cool

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