The Slots (lower Kyle Canyon)

MODERATE 12 reviews
#48 of 114 trails in

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
679 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!

19 days ago

3 months ago

Nice little hike, I recommend doing it in the cooler months. Lots of wildlife, bird watching.
the trail follows a water ditch, very rocky.

5 months ago

Just oka

6 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful slot canyon for like 80 feet and really pretty views. I brought my dog and he rip a foot pad on the way out, so be careful with your fur babies. No one else on the trail and it was good time besides the paw issue...

7 months ago

8 months ago

What a great hike/walk! Winding through the canyon walls is amazing! You are so close to town but cannot hear a thing inside this awesome canyon! It's recovering beautifully from the fire. We had a fun time with the pups! Be mindful,of foot placement and your pups should come out sticker free! There is a wash at the end of the recorded trail that does continue on if you choose to extend your hike. Gorgeous views of the snow capped mountain. Highly recommend for a few hours of fun!

Monday, October 24, 2016

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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cool scenery! Rock house could spend hours here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014