Percha Narrows & Wicks Gulch Slot

Percha Narrows ACA Canyon Rating – 2C I  & Wicks Gulch Slot – 2A I


Wicks Gulch Slot Canyon is short...but sweet....!!!  see map below-


Percha Narrows are about a half mile long.  This photo is quite near the Wicks Gulch confluence.

Below is a 6-foot natural arch near the cabin ruins.  See map below-

....and another 6’ natural arch high on a cliff above Percha Creek near the “narrow canyons”

Below is an arch-rock at a mine in the lower reaches of The Percha Box.  See map below-

These last 2 photos are of the “narrow canyon” that is downstream a mile from the cabin ruins.  It is near the Cliff Arch.

This canyon is about 80’ deep and has a sweet clear-flowing spring....!!!



beta facts:

name- Wicks Gulch Slot Canyon …and The Percha Narrows

depth of slot portion- 50 feet

length of slot canyon- each of these canyons are about a half mile long except Wicks Gulch Slot is only maybe an eighth-mile long or so…

elevation- this country is around 5000’ elevation

GPS coordinates- ±32°54.984’N 107°29.515’W at Wicks Gulch Slot

flow- intermittent

season to visit- winter months are the best… NEVER ENTER ANY SLOT CANYON WHEN HEAVY RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST…!!!

accommodations- Hillsboro, NM is nearby… and they have anything that is worth having…!!!

ownership- mostly BLM

access- is from Hwy 152 east of Hillsboro… see the map below

nearest town- Hillsboro is about 3 miles west of here

fun fact- who’d of thought...


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Visiting this entire area is do-able as a day-hike



Enhanced USGS topo map

The Red Lines depict sections of slot canyons   and/or   Box Canyons


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