There's A Slot Canyon In Minnesota That Resembles Antelope Canyon, But Hardly Anyone Knows It Exists
You can find a slot canyon in Minnesota, like Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, at St. Paul’s Crosby Farm Regional Park. Strangely, it is almost always referred to as the park’s “secret slot canyon,” but a quick search of the web shows that it’s not all that hard to find, and people certainly seem to know about it. Although it’s not really much of a secret, Crosby Farm doesn’t go out of its way to advertise the canyon, so it’s a less-known feature of the park than it otherwise could be. Let’s take a look.
When hiking in winter, be sure to bring along traction devices, as the floor of the gorge is often covered in ice. Have you explored the secret slot canyon at Crosby Farm Regional Park?
If you’re interested in hiking another slot canyon in Minnesota, check out the Kadunce River gorge, which is east of Grand Marais, along the north shore of Lake Superior. Although the trail is open year-round, you can really only explore the canyon by heading up the river. In warm weather, when the flow rate is low, you can wade up the gorge. Or go in the winter, when you can hike on the ice and marvel at the frozen formations in the canyon.