Could be the most overrated canyon in all of Southwest.
Honestly...a disappointment. There are better canyons in the area
Nice little slot canyon, should have done Tunnel while I was there.
We drove out the Old Sheffield Road to Big Spencer Flat and headed off down a wash that became Big Horn Canyon. I was anticipating seeing Zebra Canyon further on and had no idea how neat Big Horn would be. We hit one section of slot canyon that must have been at least half a mile long! Near the lower end of Big Horn we went up the left fork of Big Horn for a bit; it is another great slot. Big Horn empties into Harris Wash, where you head down wash to pick up Zebra. Zebra only has a short section that you can get through, but it has some neat striped rock walls. It had knee deep water in a few holes and gets extremely narrow in spots. I didn't get photos as good as I wanted, because I could not get all the way to the end (nearly got stuck trying though).
After checking out Zebra, we went up alongside it and followed it from above. The area above it is really neat: big sand dunes in places, striped rock in others, and round iron concretions the size of marbles ("moqui marbles") to the size of baseballs that have weathered out of the sandstone in other spots. It seemed like a long slog back to the car in spite of the beauty, and our water just made it.
I have been there many times and as early as the early as 1990 or 1991. I was the one that named it Zebra Slot, but don't know if it ever had a name before that. In any case, it is a special place.
It used to be one of our "secret hideouts", but then Steve Allen published it in 1998. After the secret was already out, I gave the location to Mike Kelsey and he published it too and under the name Zebra Slot. Now it is a famous place and not a secret!
This is a neat slot canyon. We had to do some deep wading through cold water to get to the best part. This involved stemming our way up the narrowest sections. The banded stripes on the walls are what make the canyon so special. We also explored Tunnel Slot on the same day.