Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah is the hoodoo king of the San Juan Basin badlands. Multicolored badlands, eroded sandstone hoodoos and unique geological formations, many will love this place. The most remote badland, it offers the easiest hiking once you arrive. Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah it’s a land of yellow cap rocks and scenic ochre or olive colored hills, beautiful and soft colors hardly seen elsewhere. True color names seen at Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah: burnt umber, yellow ochre, raw sienna, green oxide, burnt sienna, mars violet, charcoal grey, titanium white, red oxide and vermillion etc....
Easy access: From Hwy 550, we used the route at Nageezi Is/Rt451 - Co/Rd7800 - Is/Rt452 - Hwy57, fully paved for a few miles, wide and well used for all the 12 miles to the junction with road 57, which is 3 miles from the trailhead. Leave your car on Hwy57(almost no traffic - only used by local people) and follow the trail for 0.6 mi to the old official parking place then further north until you reach the rim. Follow the gps track and you will find easily how to get down into the wilderness area.
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