11 Most Breathtaking Canyons In The US

Himanshi singh       May 19, 2020

#Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

         Just as its name suggests, this canyon takes a horseshoe shape at a meander of the Colorado River near Page, Arizona, considered part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the rim of the Grand Canyon. 

#Antelope Canyon, Arizona

        The Antelope Canyon in the east of Lechee, Arizona includes five different panoramic slot canyon areas, the most distinguished of which is the Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew known for its very narrow passage ways. . 

#Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

       Around 4,000 feet in depth, the Columbia River Gorge sits at the northern borders of Washington and southern borders of Oregon. From Crown Point, the sight is impeccable, overlooking the traveling rivers through the mountains and the stunning waterfalls pouring off the rocks.  

#Reflection Canyon, Utah

       An extension of Lake Powell near Kanab, Utah, this 20-mile hike is not for the faint hearted. The Reflection Canyon is often visited by boat or plane as it is one of the most challenging to hike, but guarantees an incomparable sunrise view. .  

#Pastel Canyon

      The picturesque pastel hues of the canyon at Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada seem out of this world. Also known as the Pink Canyon, the spectalutor sights of the slot canyon are just an hour northwest from Las Vegas, with sandstones that look as surreal in person as in photos. .  

#Peek-A-Boo And Spooky Slot Canyon, Utah

      Tucked in a hidden corner of southern Utah, Peek-a-Boo is a corkscrew while Spooky Gulch is a narrow slot canyon. The red and purple rocks make for a magnificent time getting lost in a humble hike, with passages so slim that visitors will have fun flexing their bodies into the rock’s confines.   

#The Wave Canyon

     Near the northern border with Utah, the Wave Canyon of Arizona is one of the top photographic spots for its jaw-dropping rock formations, glistening in the midday light. The canyon sits right on the Coyote Buttes slopes and attracts the eye to the majestic Jurrassic-aged rocks.  

#Santa Elena Canyon, Texa

    A feature of the Big Bend National Park in Texas, Santa Elena is one of the few canyons that are accessible by car and one of the most spectacular as well. Filled with vegetation and rugged walls, the cliffs stand at an altitude of 1,500 feet above the canyon floor. 

#Zebra Slot Canyon, Utah

   Taking its name and distinct stripes from the animal, the Zebra Slot Canyon in southern Utah includes a complicated climb through narrow walls. While the trail itself is not long, the challenging journey requires time, a few hours marvelously spent venturing through the beautiful and vivid canyon. 

#Waimea Canyon

   Named as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, Waimea Canyon is nestled on the western part of Kaua’i island in Hawaii. The canyon's name refers to the erosion of its red soil, the term in Hawaiian standing for "reddish water" 

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