Zebra Slot Canyon in 20 Beautiful Photographs!

Visiting Zebra Slot Canyon is one of the best experiences that you can have in Utah. Consider adding this one to your list if you have never visited a slot canyon. The canyon itself is narrow and allows for you to tip-toe, climb and even wade at times through some of the most spectacular scenery!

The region of Utah surrounding Zebra Slot Canyon is composed of sandstone that has built up over millions of years. With time, the Escalante River and other tributaries flowed through the sandstone. This caused erosion that left the beautiful, narrow canyons featured below.

The follow photographs are sure to inspire a trip to explore Zebra Slot Canyon and others like it in the area. If you are interested in exploring this canyon, please check out our more detailed GUIDE TO EXPLORING ZEBRA SLOT CANYON to help you plan your trip. Or, if you’re looking for more inspiration, view the photos of our journey to Antelope Canyon just a few hours to the south of Zebra Slot Canyon.

Entering the Canyon

One of the many beautiful canyon walls leading to the more narrow Zebra Slot Canyon

One of the many beautiful canyon walls leading to the more narrow Zebra Slot Canyon

Zebra Canyon before the canyon narrows into the slot canyon

Zebra Canyon before the canyon narrows into the slot canyon

Following the wide path toward the entrance to Zebra Slot Canyon

Following the wide path toward the entrance to Zebra Slot Canyon

 Everest leading the way to the cattle fence en route to the canyon entrance

Everest leading the way to the cattle fence en route to the canyon entrance

The entrance to Zebra Slot Canyon

The entrance to Zebra Slot Canyon

Exploring the Canyon

The Canyon gets prettier the deeper you go in!

The Canyon gets prettier the deeper you go in!

Everest exploring the canyon

Everest exploring the canyon

Water usually collects in the beginning of the slot.

Water usually collects in the beginning of the slot.

It was just ankle deep here, but it can sometimes be waist deep or higher!

It was just ankle deep here, but it can sometimes be waist deep or higher!

Don't forget to look up! The views looking up are as gorgeous as those looking through the canyon!

Don’t forget to look up! The views looking up are as gorgeous as those looking through the canyon!

Chris pondering the meaning of life while perched between the canyon walls!

Chris pondering the meaning of life while perched between the canyon walls!

A narrower section you have to climb up to go further into the canyon

A narrower section you have to climb up to go further into the canyon

New beauty at every turn.

New beauty at every turn.

The colors are magnified when light reaches inside the canyon.

The colors are magnified when light reaches inside the canyon.

The most "well known" section of Zebra Slot!

The most “well known” section of Zebra Slot!

You can see layers of sandstone built up upon itself

You can see layers of sandstone built up upon itself

Slot canyons like these make for climbing adventure for those more inclined

Slot canyons like these make for climbing adventure for those more inclined

It is difficult to fit more than one or two people at a time inside the canyon.

It is difficult to fit more than one or two people at a time inside the canyon.

Each twist and turn brings new views!

Each twist and turn brings new views!

The stripes for which Zebra Canyon is known

The stripes for which Zebra Canyon is known.



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