The Slot is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
Slot Canyon is an unmaintained trail off a sand road, far from most visitor traffic. Here, flash floods formed a breathtaking slot canyon. At points, forty-foot high walls arch above a foot-wide canyon floor.
This trail is beyond over-crowded. plan on waiting in line to get through the tight confined spaces because everyone goes through then immediately turns around and comes back through the other direction to congest the canyon even further. people park and drive like idiots on the entire dirt road to the trail head. beautiful trail throughthe landscape but hard to enjoy with the constant need to get out of the way or be in the way of the other 50+ people continuously flowing through the Slot. We ended up going off trail the last 3/4 mile just to avoid the crowd.
Cool mountain to hangout on not many flowers cool canyon
I prefer a climb and more of challenge, but in the desert on a hot day a beautiful flat canyon trail with significant shady sections is pretty much perfect.
Better than expected, will be back to explore more...
Great hike, felt like I was in Utah !
First part of trail not well marked.
Very fun hike. Give yourself 1 1/2 hrs round trip from highway
nice little hike. any car can make it to trail head. All ages can hike this trail.
Mellow drive from the parking area. But has a pretty serious section to make it down to "the slot" and to get to the mountain wash trail. We made it out to a cool spot to picnic but couldn't make it down the gnarly spot in my stock TRD Tundra.
Awesome hike. Really cool down in crevasse. Took the whole family. Made with a 3 year old all the way. Sign posted says no dogs on trail but we saw a couple with no problems.
The road to get here is unpaved but it was easy even with a stock TSX. The hike was really easy and straightforward. We saw probably 8 cars when we parked but encountered less people during the hike. The map shows a loop but we kind of got lost once we got out of the slot canyon section so we turned around as it was dusk. It's really cool down there. Highly recommended.