Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Maggie Mine Slot Canyon

Wow! How often do you get to drive and hike a narrow slot canyon? Maggie Mine Slot Canyon is not easy to find or get to but is definitely worth the effort. After leaving I-40 you follow a rough, dirt road about 50 miles before turning into the canyon. Most of the time the scenery is primarily Joshua trees and jackrabbits the size of small kangaroos. As there are no signs to the canyon itself, I have uploaded a track to Gaia GPS where you will be able to view data on the ride and download the file in several different formats.

Do not attempt to drive the canyon in a vehicle larger than a jeep. As you will see in the video, there are some very tight spots...



Lastly, there are several spur canyons off the main one that are suitable for hiking only...


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you leave any red paint on those brown rocks? And......... that might have been a good opportunity to fire up that drone. Looks like your still having fun Jim. Keep up the good work.

Jim Brown said...

Fortunately, I did not lose any red paint but for a while I thought I was going to be spending some time at Earl Scheib. I took the drone with me but chose not to fly it without more practice. There was very little room for error in that canyon.