After we backpacked Coyote Gulch and Metate Arch, we drove over to Willis Creek and arrived to the parking lot at 3pm. There were already 10-15 cars there.
The trail starts across the parking lot, and only takes about 2-3 minutes before reaching the stream.
Dropping into the stream - you can already see the smaller canyon walls and narrow forming.
In the creek.
The first section of the slot canyon - the canyon walls and height are smaller at the beginning of the trail.
As you hike along, you will have stretches where the trail opens up and there are really pretty pine trees surrounding you along the banks of the stream.
You will come into contact with this mini waterfall from above. You can simply follow the trail down and around it, to get to the base of it. I was hoping it would be big enough to stand under to cool off (I even brought my swimsuit along), but it wasn't flowing that much, and it only about 5-6 ft tall.
By this point, our large group of 12 from Coyote Gulch dropped down to just 3 of us. On the last day of our long weekend, we all decided to see something different. Willis Creek was our choice!
Hiking further into the canyon, the canyon walls get taller, and the walls become even more marbled and rounded. The canyons narrowest section is about 5 feet wide - just big enough to stretch your arms out and touch both canyon walls.
At the end of the best section of the slot canyon. You can see how tall the walls are now.
A different view at the end of the coolest section of the canyon.