Egypt 3 Slot Canyon is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length7.1 miElevation gain1,003 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsRockyScramble
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This is not a hike. It is a technical slot canyon rated 2A II and requires canyoneering specific equipment and skills.

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Tammy Yurich
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Hiking

Very cool canyon. Remote and difficult to know where you’re going without the map layers. We used the satellite view to help track the area and it helped a lot. Would have been literally lost without it. There are lots of water obstacles right now (late March) You can get around and over some of them by straddling or bridging yourself between the rocks but eventually you just have to commit and get in. Most about shin deep, a few knee/ lower thigh deep and 2-3 waist deep. We just took the shoes off and tried to dry/warm up in between in the sunny breaks. Leave your socks in the back pack for the hike back. Kids are 10,12 and 15 and were total troopers. The hike back once you’re out of the canyon was the longest but it felt good to dry and warm up. We started just after 11 and weren’t back to the truck until 6. We skipped the last small section of canyon bc it was already 4:30 at that point. Totally worth all the effort and these kids will be telling stories about this hike for years! Our suggestion (at least right now) would be water shoes ( we just walked barefoot through large sections of it) and a bathing suit under your clothes so you can just strip and wade where ya need to. Hubby is 5’11 and 195/ broad shoulders and was able to squeeze through but it was tight. Felt like a true adventure and probably the highlight of our trip because of the fun challenge!

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Roger Hayashi
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HikingGreat!

Maybe the best slot we have done. We climbed around the last pot hole on the first set of narrows and at the bottom before the last drop. If you avoid these two areas this is a safe slot. There is a a 4m thigh deep wade in the middle. This is the longest tight narrow slot around. Follow the GPS route back. We broke off at the top to the road to avoid the cross country walk. This is the best route we have taken in our 3 times to this slot. We did it in 6 hours with 3 rests. Not too bad for a couple in their 70s.

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Charles Compton
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Chris Eldredge
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Hiking

Wow! First time hiking a slot canyon - super cool and tight in some spots. Make sure you bring GPS and extra batteries to find the trails

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Tiffany Buttars
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Hiking

Wow, great hike! There were some very tight spots! The very narrow sections totaled over a mile. Take a lot of water in the summer. We were not able to find the rappel at the end. We clocked 8 miles round trip.

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Gabriel Stredie
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Be aware!!! We did this canyon on Sunday, June 14, 2020. After the (final) rappel, maybe one more minute down canyon, I almost stepped on a rattlesnake! By the looks it was a Mojave rattlesnake which is the most venomous of the bunch! It definitely was my lucky day since phone signal and help is very far away! I’d say the snake might still be there until the next rain washes it out! So be aware! Other than that the canyon is amazing! And super tight! In some places, having a climbing helmet on I could not turn my head!

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Justin Hildreth
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HikingRockyScramble

This was an awesome trail. I am 5’9” 170lbs and I had my wife and 4 kids with us. Our youngest is 13. We hiked Spooky and Peek a boo in the morning and read that this was a 7.1 mile trail so we decided to go for it. Well, the drop in to the canyon can be done one of two ways. You can either rappel in or hike around and drop in. We didn’t have the gear to rappel, so we hiked down in. Follow the Cairns and you will come to an arrow pointing south. This is where you can hike into the canyon. It is a bit steep but not terrible. We tracked the hike with Garmin watches and when we hit 3.5 miles we thought we were about to turn around. The canyon kept going! We pressed on. There was a fork in the canyon and we headed further down. We did not explore the upper slot. The slot canyons opened up three times and I’m sure you could hike out at any one of those. We continued on and at about 6.3miles in there are two drops. The first you can do without gear. The second drop would require rope, harnesses and skill. It appeared it was about a 25 - 30’ drop so we turned around. We were able to hike up to the previous “opening” in the canyon and hiked out from there. Eventually we tied back into the trail. We did not see any Cairns on the way out, but followed footsteps and the map. We got back to the car and clocked 10.4miles on three devices. As others have said, this is a “real” slot canyon and it is Tight in a lot of places. We took Camelback day bags with us and had to carry them in quite a few places. Also as someone previously said, take snacks and water. The hike out is long and you are out in the open. This is one I would do again!

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John Windrup
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Hiking

Not for big folks! Great slots! Fun canyon! I’m 6’1, 220, and built like a linebacker. I have to exhale completely to make it thru some spots. We had such a fun time! Highly recommend!

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Tatiana Timmins
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First to Review

This trail is not for the faint of heart or anyone with even a slight claustrophobia. There are sections of this slot canyon that are extremely narrow. I highly recommend getting some beta on this trail. It was extremely fun, and not at all what I expected (it was my first real slot canyon....we did Peek-A-Boo and Spooky the previous day). The walk back is through the desert so make sure you bring enough water and snacks to keep you fueled.

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Bret Thomas
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Jan Jan Sieben
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Gabriel Stredie
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Chasen Schulte
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Nate Lucas
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Noone Noone
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