Lake Powell Slot Canyons are one of the best-kept secrets of the southwest landscape! Imagine hiking a canyon that’s only 3-4 feet wide, hundreds of feet tall, and is beautifully sculpted by tens of thousands of years of erosion.
Lake Powell slot canyons can go on for miles, with a new and beautiful view around every single corner. A warning to those with a camera: you may run out of film/memory. !!
These particular Lake Powell slot canyons are found in Labyrinth Canyon and lower Antelope Canyon (upper antelope canyon is probably the most photographed slot canyon in the world). As part of our May Landscape Photography Workshop, we travel to the canyons that no one else gets to see, and where you’ll be free to make images unencumbered by tourists.
Labyrinth Canyon has always been my favorite slot… you can tell why from some of these images…
Because Lake Powell slot canyons are so amazing, and are so visually intense, we often devote an entire day of our Landscape Workshop itinerary to exploring and photographing these magnificent and unique geologic features. And while it’s true that the main potential hazard in any slot canyon is from flash floods, the monsoon season isn’t until June and July, plus we always check the weather ahead of time via a real-time satellite weather device to confirm that there is no inclimate weather anywhere nearby while we’re hiking. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether or not you brought enough batteries and memory cards. !!
If you would like to explore Lake Powell Slot Canyons for yourself, fill out an application for our upcoming May Photography Workshop. But get it filled out and turned in ASAP, as we only have a few spots left on this amazing trip through the southwest landscape. !!