Written by Sally White
Just hearing the word “Vegas” brings to mind glitzy shows, vibrant nightlife, and wall-to-wall slot machines, with their spinning reels, flashing lights, clanging noises, and clinking coins. But what most people don’t realize is that Las Vegas is host to another kind of slot, one that offers majesty and challenge and one that always leaves adventurers departing as winners.
Nothing evokes mystery like a narrow slot canyon with unexpected grandeur around every bend, and Lovell Wash leads to one of the most interesting slot canyons in the Southwest. The adventure requires a hike up the narrows of a wash that is a tributary to the larger Callville Wash in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The majority of the hike is open until suddenly the canyon walls narrow to reveal the amazing slot canyon.