9 Amazing Arizona Slot Canyons\r\nArizona is full of canyons and this list of slot canyons in Arizona are some of the best natural wonders of the Grand Canyon State.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA slot canyon is a formed by rushing water through rock, which over time forms a narrow canyon through rock. These flash floods have been happening for millions of years and the wind and erosion forms a tiny crack which eventually grows larger through the years.\r\n\r\nSlot canyons can be both deep and narrow, from meters wide to just 10 inches wide. Slot canyons usually feature twists and turns, with beautifully colored walls ranging from reds to purples. Some canyons feature creeks and streams which you have to wade through, others are short and some are 20 mile long hikes.\r\nAntelope Canyon, Page Arizona\r\nAntelope Canyon is the most popular slot canyon in Arizona.\u00a0 You can visit either Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon but make sure you purchase your tickets months in advance as they do sell out at this popular attraction.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUpper Antelope Canyon is easier to access as there are no stairs.\u00a0 It is also less crowded but you do not get to see the light beams in the canyon.\r\n\r\nLower Antelope Canyon has the light beams but you need to climb up and down ladders to access the canyon.\r\n\r\nBoth are beautiful and there is a small price difference between the two.\u00a0 Access to the canyons is restricted to guided tours only.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLocation: Page, Arizona\r\nDistance: 90-minute tours\r\nDifficulty: Easy to Moderate\r\nCanyon X Page Arizona\r\nLocated outside of Page, Arizona near Antelope Canyon.\u00a0 Canyon X is the less popular slot canyon in the area.\u00a0 The light beams in this canyon are fantastic and it is an absolutely lovely canyon to visit.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis is the place to go if you want to miss the crowds yet still see the natural beauty of the slot canyons.\r\n\r\nLocation: Page, Arizona\r\nDistance: 90 minute tours\r\nDifficulty: Moderate\r\nSecret Canyon\r\nThis Secret Canyon exists in the same general area as Antelope Canyon and Canyon X but it sees fewer visitors and is gorgeous! You\u2019ll see some similar views as you would at Antelope Canyon, but you\u2019ll know that you\u2019re one of few who\u2019ve explored this place.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere is also another Secret Canyon in the Sedona region but this one is located outside of Page, Arizona.\u00a0 It is worth noting you will see all of the same views as Antelope Canyon without the crowds.\r\n\r\nLocation: Page, Arizona\r\nDistance: 1-2 miles\r\nHiking Difficulty: Easy\r\nCardiac Canyon\r\nThe hike also involves scrambling, contorting, and small ledges. First you need to climb to the top of a 90 foot sand dune and then back down again.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAgain this canyon is located within the Navajo Indian Tribal Lands so can only be visited with a reputable tour guide.\r\n\r\nLocation: 10 miles south of Page, Arizona\r\nDistance: 7 miles in 7 hours\r\nDifficulty: Physically demanding\r\nBuckskin Gulch Canyon\r\nThis is one of people's all time favorite hikes - Buckskin Gulch Canyon. The canyon is the longest slot canyon in the world as it runs continuously for 15 miles.\u00a0 It is deep, dark and narrow, with plenty of obstacles to make it fun. It is not a technical hike, but is rated as strenuous because of its length. You do have to scramble over rocks and wade\/swim potholes.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLocation: Utah- Arizona border, between Page and Kanab.\r\nDistance: 3.5 \u2013 21 miles\r\nHiking Difficulty: Strenuous due to large distances\r\nDeer Creek Narrows, Grand Canyon National Park\r\nThis 21.4-mile loop descends 2,000-feet in 2.5-miles through Coconino Sandstone from the Bill Hall trailhead to connect the Thunder River and Deer Creeks trails. In order to visit this canyon you will need to abseil down into the canyon.\r\n\r\nIf you want to visit Deer Creek Narrows you should take a tour with a qualified guide.\r\n\r\nLocation: Grand Canyon\r\nDistance: 22 miles\r\nHiking Difficulty: Difficult\r\nParia Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument\r\nThis area is known for its beauty, the Paria Canyon has towering walls streaked with different colors, sandstone arches, wooded terraces, and hanging gardens.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe 3,000-foot escarpment known as the Vermilion Cliffs dominates this area.\u00a0 While 'the Wave' is the prominent attraction in this area, Paria Canyon is worth the visit but it is a lot more desolate than other canyons.\r\n\r\nLocation: Page, Arizona\r\nDistance: 10 miles\r\nHiking Difficulty: Difficult\r\nPumphouse Wash, Oak Creek\r\nPumphouse Wash is located in the Sedona area and is a popular canyon.\u00a0 Pumphouse Wash is a beautiful gorge made of sandstone, and has deep pools, small cascades and flooded slot-like channels.\u00a0 This is a very tight canyon.\r\n\r\nLocation: Sedona, Arizona\r\nDistance: 1-2 miles\r\nHiking Difficulty: Easy\r\nWater Holes Canyon, Page\r\nWater Holes Canyon is a beauitful canyon outside Page near Lake Powell.\u00a0 Water Hole Canyon is not as well known as Antelope Canyon and therefore has a lot less people there.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLocation: Page, Arizona\r\nDistance: 1-2 miles\r\nHiking Difficulty: Easy\r\nConclusion - Arizona Slot Canyons\r\nIf you are planning a trip to Arizona you must visit one of these slot canyons.\u00a0 My favorites would be Antelope Canyon or any of the alternatives with less crowds.\r\n\r\nHave you visited any of these Arizona Slot Canyons?\r\n\r\nSharing is Caring!\u00a0 Pin this article to save for later.