Zebra and Tunnel Slots

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Zebra and Tunnel Slots is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

views

21 days ago

Beautiful hike and the beginning of zebra was beautiful. You either have to be really thin or Spider-Man to get through. We only had 8” of water for about 4 feet. It was pretty and a nice trek, but I don’t know if I would recommend it. It is definitely single file through the slot and not for curvy people. If you go, take leather gloves and an old shirt for scrambling.

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1 month ago

This was my first slot and I am HOOKED. Awesome, easy hike in October. The temperature was 75 degrees but judging by the squeals of the grown men wading through the canyon the water temp was about -30. Went pantsless and barefoot but you do you. For more info and photos (none of the screaming grown men), check out my post by following the link below:

https://www.kelseykagan.com/home/2017/10/18/zebra-canyon

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2 months ago

Trail well marked up until you hit the riverbed. Once at riverbed look closely for drift wood markers & rock markers. At the slots the water was COLD in October but fun as hell. Water went to just above my belly button and I’m 5’7” tall (67 cm). Enjoy! It’s beautiful

6 months ago

Nice trail, the first part is in the desert, without shadow and without any kind of signs. At the parking cross the road and follow the sand path.
The slot is very nice. We do it with 3-4 foot of water inside but the walls of the canyon are very nice.
Trail of 3 hours

6 months ago

7 months ago

trail markers were a bit hard to find, but it was fun to squeeze and shuffle our ways through the slot canyon!

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8 months ago

Great hike. Zebra was chest deep in water in places. Just made it more fun. Tunnel slot also had deep water. tunnel is very short. Hiked through and then followed the narrow canyon and over the slick rock back to the trail head. Great all the way.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing!!!

hiking
8 months ago

The hike was enjoyable but Zebra was chest high deep with water, so not passable with our kids and cooler temps. Found some moqui marbles along the way.

Friday, December 09, 2016

don't forget your waders during winter. 3 feet of water on Zebra slot

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Did both of these,not bad,the hike in was a little excessive for the length of slots. It was nice though

hiking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Amazing. First time in Utah. The hikes are rich in colored rock. One of my favorites. Research weather and quick sand before this trail. Dress appropriate for taking a dip on a hot day.

hiking
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

A pleasant, beautiful and mostly flat hike. The trail starts after the "no collections" sign and can be found easily following footsteps. It follows the wash for the first 2.5 miles or so. The trail divides there, take a left to go to Zebra. You will find the entrance easily following footsteps. If you hang a right, you can do an extra loop and enter tunnel canyon from the other side. Tunnel canyon is generally filled with water and unless you are prepared to get wet and/or cold it is advisable to approach it from the zebra side. It is close to the zebra entrance, towards the right when coming towards zebra. Btw, we did the long loop and explored an adjacent wash. This was quite beautiful; however, there was quicksand (fiancé momentarily slipped in knee-deep), so be careful.

hiking
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

A bit of a hike for the shortness of the slot but we were doing 7 hikes in two days and this one was en route so we added it.

hiking
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Zebra Slot is incredible...but short. Still, it's worth seeing. We hiked it in April 2015 and everything was dry making the hike through the wash especially grueling on the way back. I found a website that tried to explain doing both slots as a loop but we must have dropped down too soon and ended up having to hike a LOT in the wash. Even though it's not a looooong hike, our legs were pretty tired. But, man is it pretty...and the Moqui Marbles are so cool...just take your time and enjoy the views.

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