A Hike Through These 7 Slot Canyons In Arizona Will Feel Like You’re Discovering A New World
By Monica Spencer|Published December 30, 2016
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona is the land of canyons so it’s only natural that we think our state has some of the best examples! Today, we’re going to focus on slot canyons, which are narrow, often very deep canyons formed by water rushing through rock. You might have a difficult time spotting these from above, as they usually only have an upper opening of several inches but they can be found in most areas of the state.
Keep in mind that due to the danger of flash floods, visiting these slot canyons requires a permit, an awareness of the weather, and often an experienced tour guide. We will make a note if a tour guide is required for each of these places.
Please note, Canyon X and Secret Canyon are temporarily closed.