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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
Overview: Slit Canyon, located in the southern Funeral Mountains, is the northern most of several canyons draining through Hole-in-the-Wall. This little known canyon located beyond Hole-in-the-Wall has several long and beautiful narrows. The nearly mile long lower narrows, carved in polished gray limestone are among the nicest and most extensive in the park. It has impressive falls, a shaded grotto, and the canyon's namesake, a straight corridor no more than 5 feet wide.
This 1.6 mile, one way hike ends at the Slit area past the Grotto Falls just before the 50 foot falls which is within the beginning of the .9 mile one way First Narrows section.
This canyon can be used to access upper Echo Canyon and the Inyo Mining Camp (11.1 miles one way), one of the most colorful mining areas in Death Valley .
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.