Your guide to journeying through slot canyons, Utah’s hidden wonderlands

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It’s like another world. A place where the light and colors can shift at any given time of day. A place where mystical meets reality. And it’s right outside your door. Sculpted by millions of years of erosion and rushing water, the slot canyons of southern Utah are hidden wonderlands that have to be seen to be believed.

To make sure your slot canyon adventure is rewarding and memorable for years to come, here’s our comprehensive guide

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Top Summer Experiences in Bryce Canyon Country, Utah

What do you want to do this summer? If you’re planning a trip to Utah, you can check off some exciting activities from your bucket list in Garfield County. You might have heard about hiking in Bryce Canyon, but what else can you do in the area? A lot—a whole lot!

There are so many fun summer experiences in Utah—and the following eight are just a sample of what you can do. Snap some pictures of your adventures in Utah and

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Say ‘No’ to Crowds: 5 Reasons to Visit Bryce Canyon Country in the Winter

Visiting Bryce Canyon during the summer months is fun; however, there is nothing like experiencing a Bryce Canyon winter. The world seems to change under the blanket of sparkling, white snow. Not only does the winter decrease the number of visitors, but it also provides many adventures that may not be available during the summer months. These activities range from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing to ice fishing and beyond.

Although the snow brings new activities, hiking through the areas found in

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5 Summer Adventures in Garfield County

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Discover the Ticaboo Adventure Center

Ticaboo is offering a series of new guided hikes, tours and other excursions out of the new Adventure Center from the Ticaboo Resort. Follow the footsteps of a local legend while exploring Ticaboo Canyon on the Cass Hite Sojourn. Travelers now have the chance to take part in the Sojourn which started taking tours in early June.

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Camp in Dixie National Forest

With numerous camping sites throughout Dixie National Forest, you are sure to find the perfect spot.

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The Forces Behind Mother Nature

Discover the Elements that Reshape the Red-Rock Formations Every Year

Did You Know?

Did you know that Bryce Canyon is actually not a canyon at all? Despite the name, Bryce Canyon National Park is an accumulation of towering hoodoo rock formations that create natural amphitheaters. The heart of Bryce Canyon contains the largest population of hoodoos in the world with up-close views of the red rock spires.

Hoodoos are formed when wind, frost and running water create gaps within small cracks and slits

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Willis Creek Utah

Secret Hiking Spots

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From time to time we let visitors know about some of our best kept secrets. Here’s a look at three great secret hiking locations.

Willis Creek

Willis Creek Slot Canyon – Utah

Willis Creek flows along the edge of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, from Bryce Canyon National Park to Sheep Creek. It’s a fairly easy hike along the flat stream bed through the deeply sculpted canyon, where blue skies peek through the overhanging ridges. One of nature’s finest

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Bryce Canyon Country – A Multi-day Destination – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Part 1 with additional information on why Bryce Canyon Country is a multi-day vacation destination.  Read Part 1.

A view of some of the levels of formations that comprise Utah’s Grand Staircase.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument encompasses 1.7 million acres of desert wilderness, extending from the Kaibab Plateau (the north rim of the Grand Canyon) to the Pink Cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park. The Grand Staircase is known for a

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Shillelagh Slot Canyon

Irish Slot Canyons

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Known collectively as the Irish Slot Canyons, Shillelagh, Blarney and Leprechaun canyons are accessible about 33 miles south of Hanksville in the North Wash, which runs parallel to Highway 95. Sandthrax is a fourth Irish Slot Canyon that is lesser known and much more difficult to explore. The North Wash starts out as a sandy creek bed near the Henry Mountains and runs south all the way to Lake Powell where it ends as a 1,200-feet deep

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Flash Floods – Slot Canyons

Bryce Canyon Country’s slot canyons are evidence of the extraordinary powers of moving water. Powerful flowing rivers, heavy thunderstorms, and spring run-off from snow-covered mountains have all had a hand in chiseling, shaping, and smoothing the narrow sandstone canyons.

Flash floods most easily occur in narrow places such as these slot canyons.

Flash floods, caused by a sudden rush of water filling a narrow space, are also a powerful force in a slot canyon’s formation. During a flash flood,

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Slot Canyon – Little Death Hollow

The Escalante River canyons are abundant in the area surrounding Scenic Byway 12 between Boulder and Escalante. The canyons in this area of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument vary from narrow and deep to wide open. Some of the most frequently explored canyons of this region include Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls, Upper and Lower Escalante, and Little Death Hollow.

Slot Canyons are abundant in the Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase Region

Little Death Hollow is about eight

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