As some of you might have seen, I recently took my first trip to the slot canyons of the desert southwest. It is a 10 hour drive from the Denver area, but so worth the trip! I was able to photograph three very different canyons. Each canyon created its own unique experience, look and feel. Keep in mind these canyons were formed years and years and years ago by water. They are sandstone and have the most beautiful shapes and details. At certain times of day and only for a few short minutes, light beams will fall into the slots creating a whole unique picture on its own. The canyons each had unique features and coloring. Some were snugger than others. Two of them had ladders to get up and down. There were times when you had to contort to make it through a passage and struggle especially with a camera and tripod in hand. If you go, I suggest taking as much time as you can to take in the beauty of the canyon. In my first canyon tour I struggled with that. I had no time to stop and simply be in awe. It was crowded and I felt so overwhelmed. By the third canyon, I was stopping and looking around and just smiling at the beauty in the walls and formations. So amazing! These canyons are on Navajo land and you will need a guided tour to access them. Some of them are within walking distance and others are accessed by a 4×4 vehicle. Take your pick and enjoy! To see more of my photos visit my desert southwest gallery. If you’re interested in one for your home or office, send me a message. Tell me which is your favorite!