Zebra Canyon and Tunnel Slot

Distance: 5.3 - 7.2 miles (round trip)

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, near Escalante in South Central Utah

Zebra Canyon slot

Zebra Canyon slot

 

Beautiful Zebra Canyon, a narrow, convoluted slot streaked with pink and white stripes, will delight hikers of all ages. Combine the hike with nearby Tunnel Slot, a long narrow slot, for a great day hike down the Hole in the Rock Road. (full description)

  • Distance: 5.3 miles (round trip) to Zebra Canyon
    7.2 miles (one way) to Tunnel Slot
  • Elevation: 5,350-ft. at Trailhead
    5,125-ft. at Zebra Canyon
    5,125-ft. at Tunnel Slot
  • Elevation Gain: -225-ft. to Zebra Canyon
    -225-ft. to Tunnel Slot
  • Difficulty: easy-moderate
  • Basecamp: Escalante
  • Region: South Central Utah

Why Hike Zebra Canyon and Tunnel Slot

Zebra Canyon, with its intricate pattern of pink and white stripes, is a stunning day hike destination and a photographer’s delight. The route is unmarked but not difficult to follow with directions. Be sure to carefully make note of landmarks along the trail to facilitate your return journey.

As an added bonus visit the nearby Tunnel Slot. The “tunnel” is a long narrow slot over 200-ft. long that is usually filled with water.

Much of this route is exposed with little or no shade. Be sure to carry plenty of water. The route is best hiked in the spring and the fall.

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Elevation Profile

Elevation profile Zebra Canyon and Tunnel Slot

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