The Slots (lower Kyle Canyon)

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Toiyabe National Forest

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.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 679 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

rocky

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!

Nice easy hike. Just make the left to stay on the app’s redline but it was still nice hike in the canyon.

hiking
5 days ago

5 star hikes are just up the road, don’t waste your time with this one

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

The red line on the map is only good to help you find the entrance to the slots (not visible from the road). After that you are pretty much on your own, unless you find some trail or follow a wash. Spiky plants are all over the place to get you if you don't. As the description says, there are signs of horse trails, the trail on the map is overgrown and ghosty. Plenty of fun OHV tralis all over, so don't miss on that. If you choose hiking instead, be ready to breathe in dust, climb over plants, and you get a great opportunity to watch burnt down trees. Since the trees are not really providing the shade, the shade is out of the picture. Minor scrambling, if you wish, too.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
25 days ago

The trail is over grown and not clearly marked after the first mile. I would suggest only going the first mile or so of the trail.

We definitely missed the trail but enjoyed the views when we did make it up!

1 month ago

easy hike. in flat gravel path. walk through a couple of slot canyons. easy for young kids. the slot canyons make it worthwhile.

hiking
off trail
scramble
1 month ago

Slots are cool but not very long. The rest of the trail map on here is a scramble with no path to follow. If you do follow the path there is a decent 7+ ft dried up waterfall you have to scale so that’s not good for dogs or small children. I would recommend just staying on the wash and following that a ways.

Loved it with our two year old and dogs :) easy and fun adventure time!

hiking
no shade
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Fun hike and really cool canyons about a half of mile into the trail. Easy hike and not crowded at all. Just a lot of garbage got washed down and it doesn’t have a clear trail it’s basically a walk up the wash through weeds and rocks after the slots part.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great example of a conglomerate slot canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

The initial part of the hike through the slots was cool, but once you get beyond those the trail is hard to follow. That's not to say the views are not beautiful, it was just difficult to find a steady trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy trail. Kids had great time!

hiking
8 months ago

Great for family and small kids. Pretty quick hike. Easy is definitely the correct rating.

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Not much to see.

hiking
over grown
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Slot Canyon. first half mile was worth the journey, then I recommend driving to a different trail

Mon May 27 2019

I have driven by Harris Road hundreds of times wondering what that parking lot was for. Finally found out, glad I did. I did feel like it was pretty cool but didn't feel like a hike. It was a beautiful day though so I enjoyed it.

Fri Apr 05 2019

short and beautiful

hiking
off trail
scramble
Sun Mar 10 2019

after exiting the slots stick to the left in order to go on the correct trail.

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