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8 Amazing Canyons To Explore After Visiting the Grand Canyon

8 Amazing Canyons to Explore After Checking Out The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

There is no doubt that tours of the Grand Canyon will give you a great traveling experience. The wonderful location, spectacular scenery and magnificent canyon tours make the Grand Canyon destination one of the most visited by places in the world.  If you love wildlife then the Grand Canyon is one of the best destinations for you to visit as you can encounter a wide range of wildlife as well as dramatic scenery.

After visiting the Grand Canyon area, be sure to make a side trip to explore some of these 8 Amazing Canyons.

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon offers a variety of attractions that can all be explored during a stay in the area. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful sightseeing destination on the west side of Las Vegas. Many people visit the area each year to take in all the sights and sounds of the wonderful desert landscape. There are numerous hotels in the Antelope Canyon area for your hotel stay, and these travel tips that can make your trip even more enjoyable.

Antelope Canyon’s east rim is surrounded by the taller red sandstone walls of the Grand Canyon, which helps to make this part of the park beautiful even during the cooler months. Upper Antelope Canyon is formed in a U-shape, like an upside-down U, with the western wall of the Grand Canyon running parallel to the Colorado Trail. This narrow canyon is much wider at its base than lower Antelope Canyon, which helps make it feel less claustrophobic and it’s much easier to hike through.

The narrow canyon walls along the trail at the top are also where the light rays originate when the sun is at just the right angle.

Sycamore Canyon

Sycamore Canyon is one of the most spectacular Colorado tourist attractions. This magnificent canyon is located in the eastern part of the state and covers an area of more than seven thousand acres. It is a National Park and the fourth largest National Park in Colorado.

The Sycamore Canyon is also one of the most popular places for travel photographs. Many travel tips, Sycamore Canyon Travel Tips, and other information are found in the Sycamore Canyon facts and guides. The park is also home to the Sycamore Canyon Trust, which has maintained control of this magnificent national forest. The most obvious way to get to the park is to take the popular West Rim Trail, which heads directly into the canyon. From there, the trail head can be reached by turning left and heading towards the South Rim Trail.

From the trail head you will be able to drive directly onto the park’s main entrance where you will be required to pay a one-time fee.

Buckskin Gulch

Buckskin Gulch

Buckskin Gulch is an ancient gulch within Kane County, Utah, United States; this is one of the country’s main tributary streams, which is also one of its most beautiful and scenic rivers.  As it’s the fourth-longest slot canyon in the west it’s receiving a very high volume of foot traffic, being a top spot for white water rafting, climbing, biking, and camping.

The river is known to run through five states including Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Because of its unique landscape, the river receives a seasonal abundance of fish including rainbow trout, red and black bass, spotted deer, mule deer, elk, moose, and caribou.

Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon was one of the best-known and popular natural wonders of the Western U.S. It is also one of the most beautiful places to visit for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

Sabino Canyon is an important outdoor canyon found in the Santa Catalina Mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona, and is one of the most popular recreational areas for visitors and residents of Southern Arizona.  The main trail leads visitors down a dirt path along the canyon rim, while another smaller trail explores the canyon’s famous flora and fauna.

The Sabino Canyon has been preserved as a National Monument since 1978 when Congress designated it as a National Park due to its rich and diverse geological and biological history.  A visitor center 30 minutes inside the canyon allows visitors to explore the Sabino canyon and take part in activities including boating, hiking, riding, water activities, and shopping.

There are also several lodging options in and around the Sabino National Forest, with special locations such as the Blue Ridge Lodge, Tumacacori Lodge, and Sandia Lodge.

Zebra Slot Canyon

Zebra Slot Canyon
Wikimedia Commons by: The Dye Clan

Zebra slot machines are some of the most popular attractions in casinos all over the world. A Zebra slot machine is usually placed toward the front of the casino and often appears near an entrance or other popular attraction.  Zebra Slot Canyon is actually a very short, enclosed slot canyon, sometimes referred to as a “circuit” because of its circular slot walls. It is actually a beautiful, high-end location, not quite as exciting as Antelope Canyon at Las Vegas, but because you are able to explore it on your own without a professional guide or guided tour group, it can be more fun.

What makes Zebra Slot Canyon unique is the entrance and exit signs, which also display a trademark lion head logo. The sign outside the entrance claims, “Zebra slot-canyon is located near beautiful Indian reservations, providing for excellent opportunities to see panthers, lions, zebras and elephants.”

Walnut Canyon

Walnut Canyon is one of Arizona’s most popular outdoor recreation areas. The scenic cliffs and deep gorges are natural reservoirs of water and limestone that flow into the Grand Canyon. The beautiful cliffs are carved by nature and the deep canyons are sculpted by the sun, wind, and other natural forces.  The most impressive feature of Walnut Canyon is the spur that extends from the northwest corner of the canyon to the south rim of the canyon. This spur was created as part of an effort to divert the river more efficiently for the benefit of wildlife.

The wild and exotic flora and fauna found within the vicinity of the Walnut Canyon make it one of the most photographed locations in Arizona. Most of the photography that is done within the Grand Canyon is done by professional photographers.  Many amateur photographers are capable of good quality images if the scene is posed correctly.

Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulches

peek-a-boo arches

The Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulches adventure park is located in Encinitas, California, right on the Pacific Ocean. For a family vacation that is geared towards kids, the trail is the perfect setting. This trail allows you to take long, lazy walks that wind around the beach, along the water’s edge. The two-mile stretch of trail has many spots for kids to learn and practice their skills on how to spot things, like buried logs and peeking blobs.

The two-mile loop also includes a two-acre play area for children that is geared towards learning basic first aid skills and nature appreciation. The hike also includes a chance to get up close and personal with the California condor, Melaleuca.  This rare and beautiful bird was only introduced to the state in captivity. It can be found on the left side of the trail after you enter the Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulches Park. This unique bird can be seen as often as you like, but it does fly during the summer and is usually not seen at night.

Canyon De Chelly

De Chelly Canyon
Wikipedia by: Cacophony

Canyon De Chelly National Park is a large beautiful park in northern Arizona, on Navajo Indian lands. It has two main attractions: Spouting Rock and Spider Rock, each of which is over 800 feet high. A short distance to the south, you’ll discover the ruins of an ancient Pueblo town.

A major attraction for visitors young and old, Canyon De Chelly features beautiful scenery as well as abundant wildlife. It’s also considered one of the most beautiful places to see. It’s well worth the trip!  Located on the reservation of Pueblo Indians, Canyon De Chelly is located on the western part of Pueblo Land. It was used by Puebloans as their traditional hunting and gathering spot, and has been called the Pueblo Trail’s largest park since its beginning.

Native Americans call the area Taos’ Place of the Long Lasting Long. The long term effects of this Indian land that has been used for grazing, fishing and other activities have left its mark; Puebloans will tell you that they’ve never seen a wild thing here, not even a deer or elk.


Traveling is one of the best ways to get away to refresh mind. If you love natural beauty, wildlife, deserts, restaurants, and luxurious resorts to stay. Surely Scottsdale Arizona is your best bets.  The Canyons are one of the most wonderful experiences in the Arizona region. The red stone mountains and pillars are always high on tourists’ must see list.

So, if you are a travel enthusiast you should explore the Grand Canyon and also the 8 Canyons we have described here.

About The Author:

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