The Slots (lower Kyle Canyon)

MODERATE 5 reviews
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The Slots (lower Kyle Canyon) is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles 692 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

Fun to explore, old horse trail through unusual cliff formations, canyon The road noise fades away as you enter the narrow slot canyon (30" wide in places), which is always cool and shady with the towering cliffs above. Leaving the slots, there is one solitary utility line strung overhead, then you're all alone except for the critters who live in this canyon. Open range for many years, the canyon is now littered with rusted barrels, buckets, old car parts and other debris left by humans -- partially buried in the sand and gravel washbed. The walls of slot canyon are now marred with graffiti and charred by many careless & illegal campfires. The illegal off-roaders & plinkers have discovered this canyon-- now motorcycle & bicycle tracks are mixed with hoof prints. During the week, it's still isolated and quiet -- a perfect way to enjoy the lush canyon filled with junipers, pinions, Joshua trees, wildflowers and blooming shrubs (April - June). Popular trail for horse riders who make it a longer loop. Keep your stirrups in at the slot!

5 months ago

The slots portion of this hike is very interesting but also very short. After that the walk is littered with debris and pricker brushes making it rather unenjoyable and uninteresting. Continue up the mountain to find much better hikes.

8 months ago

1 year ago

Cool scenery! Rock house could spend hours here.

2 years ago