Slate canyon is a little known canyon south of the Y. Slate canyon connects with Slide canyon which is the canyon associated with the Y. To the north of Slide canyon is Rock canyon. Provo has been increasing development of Slate canyon. There’s now a paved road and a brand new toilet at the trailhead. The trail to the top of the canyon was wide and very easy to follow if you ignore that it was a steady steep climb the entire 3 miles. We got up early and enjoyed the hike completely alone on the trail. The trail that connects Slate and Slide canyon looked a little less maintained as other bloggers have mentioned but hopefully we will make the loop one day.