Taken in Zebra Canyon near the town of Escalante, Utah, on May 31st, 2011
The slot canyons of southern Utah come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and textures. It is amazing how each canyon can be so different from the next, despite being separated by fairly small distances. While on a camping trip near the town of Escalante, I had the opportunity to visit a number of these wondrous slot canyons, some of them wide and ambling and orange, others tight and technical and purple. But my favorite by far was Zebra canyon, a narrow and twisting slot so named because of the gorgeous stripes that line the canyon walls.