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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

15 Most Incredible Slot Canyons on Earth

Purnaweap Canyon by Dave Webb
Utah is famous for its slot canyons, and for the canyoneering treks that descend them. People come from all around to hike in and photograph these canyons, and for good reason: thay are beautiful and fun. has a this interesting photo essay on slots. Below we give the title, the introduction, and then their list of canyons.

15 Most Incredible Slot Canyons on Earth
Slot canyons are fantastically narrow gorges that are much deeper than they are wide. Formed by water rushing through sandstone and limestone (although some are also shaped in granite and basalt) they can be less than three feet across yet well over 100 feet deep! Hidden away, and with walls that remind one of abstract art, they are like sanctums provided by nature, but they can also be dangerous – even deadly. Notwithstanding, we've brought together some of the most interesting and beautiful ones we could find.

15 - Spooky Gulch - Utah
14 - Pastel Canyon - Nevada
13 - Rattlesnake Canyon - Arizona
12 - Red Canyon - Utah
11 - Secret Canyon - Arizona
10 - Dry Fork Narrows - Utah
9 - Buckskin Gulch - Utah
8 - Echidna Chasm - Australia
7 - Water Holes Canyon - Arizona
6 - Zebra Canyon - Utah
5 - Antelope Canyon - Arizona
4 - Subway Canyon - Utah
3 - Al-Siq - Jordan
2 - Peek-a-boo Gulch - Utah
1 - Happy Canyon - Utah

On a personal note, I've hiked six of the canyons on the list. I love canyoneering and I'll be doing more in the future.

- Dave Webb


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