Photo of the Day: Slot Canyons

by Beth Whitman (October 9th, 2009)

Slot Canyon in New Mexico

New Mexico and Arizona have some of the most beautiful slot canyons in the world. The above photo was taken on one of my more recent trips to the Southwest, to an area not far from Santa Fe.

Antelope Canyon Arizona

These canyons are found in areas where there is low rainfall and are formed when water comes rushing through the sandstone or limestone rock. It’s extremely dangerous to get caught in one of these during a rainstorm as you can easily drown.

Upper Antelope Canyon Arizona

The above is in the Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

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Photo credit: Antelope Canyon – Deacon Steve
Photo credit: Upper Antelope Canyon – Virtual Em

On October 9th, 2009 at 6:27 am, Amy @ The Q Family said:

Wow!! The pictures are amazing! I have never been to any slot canyon but your pictures make me wanna plan a trip soon. Love the one with the Sun ray shining through the opening.

On October 9th, 2009 at 6:38 am, Jen@TwoKidsandaMap said:

I am fascinated with this landscape…I definitely need to add this to my list of places to go! What beautiful pictures!

On October 9th, 2009 at 9:28 am, Geogypsy said:

Love the slot canyons and just discovered them this year. Have hiked in Buckskin Gulch and upper Antelope. Great captures of a difficult to photograph place.

On October 9th, 2009 at 10:52 am, Meg Noble Peterson said:

Beth, these are gorgeous! The top one makes me think of some of the canyons I climbed in when rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. But I never knew they were called slot canyons. You sure know how to photograph nature! Meg (

On October 9th, 2009 at 11:16 am, Cate said:

Simply beautiful, the pinks, and lighting make it a spiritual kind of place.

On October 9th, 2009 at 2:51 pm, Sharlene said:

Absolutely gorgeous. Slot canyons are truly special places.

On October 9th, 2009 at 10:10 pm, Dianne said:

Fab shots!

On August 1st, 2014 at 5:30 pm, Steve said:


Where is location that first photo (‘near Sante Fe’) was taken?

My wife and I love to hike in NM and we would vist the lace in this picture.



On August 4th, 2014 at 7:27 am, Beth Whitman said:

Steve – I’m sorry, that was so long ago, I don’t recall!

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