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Within the heart of the Colorado Plateau, the Colorado River and its tributaries have cut the deepest gorges in the southwest. Time is the name of the game.  Canyons are often immensely deep and creates places that photography falters to truly capture. Yet you will find no forest here; this a land in stark contrast to the neighboring Mogollon Rim and central Arizona. Slick-rock domes and hills of juniper dominate the landscape, a seemingly frozen sea of rock, sand and shrubs. Paradise and Peril coexist. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder however, for it is a dramatic world of wonders; it is the desert at its best.

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is the most widely known and visited slot canyon of the American Southwest. Though it is definitely not the most spectacular of the region, it has become widely popular amongst tourists and guides alike for it ease of access, proximity to Page and its sheer beauty. Most Navajo slot canyons are off limits

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Big Canyon

This is a one of a kind route and arguably one of the best in the state.  Big Canyon is the biggest tributary of the Little Colorado River and winds its way thru the desert as it carves a deep and remote gorge on its way to the neon blue waters of the LCR.  Big

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Bridge Canyon

For the wandering traveler, Rainbow Bridge is an impressive sight no matter where you come from.  Located high above the creek in Bridge Canyon, this arch spans from wall to wall, a distance of 275 feet and is the largest known natural bridge in the world.  The most popular route to gain access is from

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Buckskin Gulch

So first of all, this is technically in Utah.  I am including it in this region for a lack of a better category.  Regardless of  the imaginary lines and boundaries drawn across a limitless landscape by the human race, Buckskin Gulch is the grandfather of all slot canyons.  It is the longest continuous slot in

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Canyon X

Winding, spiraling, twisting, falling, plunging, deep into the depths of the Earth…an adventure for the record books.  Not much to say, really.  I think I’ve said too much already.  Welcome to Canyon X. -> Canyon X – March 21, 2009 <-

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Little Colorado River

Similar to the waters found within Havasu Creek, the Little Colorado River has cut a fantastic but rarely traveled gorge.  From the city of Cameron, this canyon is a dry wash until you reach blue spring.  From there, these neon blue waters wander their way thru a fantastic gorge to an eventual confluence with the

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Paria Canyon

A thru hike of Paria Canyon will take you between 3-5 days and is commonly regarded as one of the best backpacking routes in the southwest.  When combined with Buckskin Gulch ,a major tributary, this turns this route into a true epic at 44 miles.  This can also be approached via the White House Trailhead

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Snake Canyon

This is a short and lesser visited tributary of Antelope Canyon and lies within the Navajo Reservation.  This is a short but very nice canyon that features several awesome arches along the way.  This is located within the upper section of Antelope Canyon before the main narrows.  We visited this on a non-busy day in

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The Wave

So first off, this is not a canyon, I am well aware of this.  In fact, they say this geologic oddity was formed by wind; another very persistent force of the natural world.  I simply could not leave a feature this incredible out of this website.  The Wave is a piece of sandstone, that for

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Waterholes Canyon

This is one of my favorite canyons in the southwest and has been, by far, my most frequented.  Depending on your skill level and how much time you have to burn there are three great routes to choose from.  The upper canyon is a nontechnical hike with narrows that are similar to those of its

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