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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Slot Canyons – Round Valley Draw

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Round Valley Draw slot canyon is tucked into the Kaiparowits Plateau section of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s backcountry wilderness. Located near Cannonville, Bryce Canyon, and Kodachrome Basin State Park, the 4.5- to 6-mile roundtrip route through Round Valley Draw takes hikers on a scenic, tunnel-like adventure through the narrows of the Paria River drainage system. There are few obstacles, but it’s helpful to have at least one experienced climber in the group for navigating large boulders and a couple

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Coyote Gulch Slot Canyon – Grand Staircase

Coyote Gulch winds through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s red rock backcountry.   The full length of this popular Escalante River Canyon is about 11.5 miles roundtrip and requires a good deal of stamina—with a pretty spectacular payoff.  Highlights along the way include Stevens Arch and Jacob Hamblin Arch, Coyote Natural Bridge, and Crack-in-the-Rock.

A waterfall in Coyote Gulch Slot Canyon in Utah's Bryce Canyon Country. Click for larger image.

Coyote Gulch is located about 30 miles

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Utah Slot Canyons: Peek-a-boo and Spooky Gulch

Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyons are easily accessible and enjoyable for most ages.

The Escalante River and some of its tributaries wind through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, creating a maze of intricate canyons just waiting to be explored. While many of the Escalante River slot canyons are accessible from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the southern tip of Lake Powell, Hole-in-the-Rock Road offers vehicular access from Escalante to several popular slot canyons in

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Slot Canyons in Bryce Canyon Country

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Some people just love to squeeze into narrow, dark, and convoluted spaces.   If that descriptions fits you, then the Bryce Canyon region is the right place for some excellent slot canyon exploration.  The term canyoneering is frequently used in this region to describe the act of exploring slot canyons.   Canyoneering can entail a variety of activities, but most often it involves hiking through canyons, and it also may include some rappelling and rock scrambling.  When you are

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