Red Breaks Slot Canyon Trail

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Red Breaks Slot Canyon Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

7.3 miles
951 feet
Out & Back


nature trips





no dogs

The Red Breaks slot canyon shares the Harris Wash trailhead, then immediately heads left up the first side wash. The main narrows start after about one hour of hiking. The slot is never very deep but do tighten down and has frequent shallow pools. Their are also several chokestones but are navigable.

21 days ago

We came in from the north side and found it difficult to follow the slot to the trail head. Had to exit the slot because of restrictions in the slot and bushwhack along the canyon wall before joining the trail below. Challenging but fun.

24 days ago

Hiked from Cosmic Ashtray and entered the canyon above where the trail shows. Had a difficult finding a way down into the upper canyon. Had to climb out of the upper part on the east side because of a major drop and didn't have ropes. Made our way down until a major spillover but found the trail on the west side a few hundred feet above the spillover.

1 month ago

Amazing! Not easy but well worth it if you can do it.