If you love outdoor adventures, a slot canyon visit may be something you are considering for your next trip. Do you like to know all the details about a location before you visit? If so, you probably have some questions about slot canyons. Keep reading to find the answers you want.
Slot canyons are narrow types of canyons that are deep rather than very wide. An extreme example of a deep but narrow slot canyon would be one that is 3 feet or less at the top with a 100 foot or deeper drop. These canyons are formed over millions of years when water rushes through any kind of rock, but especially sandstone or limestone. It takes a very special combination of water and rock for a slot canyon to form, making them somewhat rare overall.
The United States is home to the area with the densest amount of slot canyons in the world — Southern Utah. The desert area of Utah south of Interstate 70 contains over 1,000 slot canyons. Northern Arizona also has a larger number of slot canyons, particularly those that lie on land belonging to the Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona. New Mexico and California are also both home to notable slot canyons.
There are so many slot canyons in the United States that it can be hard to choose which one is the best to journey to. Here are some of the most popular in the country:
All of these locations are world-famous for their rich history and unique views, with Antelope Canyon being one of the most coveted sites for travelers everywhere. Carved in the Navajo sandstone, its summer light beams and beautiful changing lights in the winter make for a delightful experience for world explorers, families, and photographers alike.
Is Antelope Canyon the slot canyon for you? Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours makes it easy for anyone to visit with simple, affordable tour packages to choose from. Take a look at our packages online today.