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 .
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.