Slaughter Canyon Cave Trail

Looking down onto the Slaughter Canyon Cave trail
Looking down on the Slaughter Canyon Cave trail


Gaining 500 feet (152 m) in elevation over a rugged .5 mile (1 km) path, the views of Slaughter Canyon are spectacular. Considered a difficult trail, hikers generally take about 45 minutes to go from the parking area to the cave entrance.

The cave itself can only be seen on a ranger-guided tour.

Last updated: December 30, 2022

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