Southern Utah is a magical place, filled with beautiful and majestic spots to explore. AJ and I have been there twice, in the summer of 2013 and the summer of 2014, trying to see as much as possible. We feel like we barely scratched the surface. Though there are gorgeous National Parks in Utah, one of my favorite (and easiest) hikes that we went on was the Willis Creek Slot Canyon hike. Nestled in the Grand Staircase-Ecalante National Monument area, the Willis Creek Slot Canyon is one of several slot canyons in the area, some more difficult to navigate than others. Willis Creek did not require canyoneering equipment, nor did we ever have to squeeze between rocks sideways, holding our backpacks in front of us because the rocks were so narrow. But the way the light wrapped around the slot canyon walls still stunned us with their radiance. I hope we make it out there again sometime soon.
Elle @ Only Taste Matters says
These photos are absolutely stunning! I’m packing my bags!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
Those photos are amazing!! I love the way those canyon ridges show up in the pictures. I take it AJ didn’t talk you into any biking trails??
The Suzzzz says
Summer of 2015? But we’ve barely started spring!
What a great write-up on a perfectly beautiful place. Incredible pictures as well!
What a stunning location! Simply gorgeous!
Pat Fusco says
Now I see the genesis of your inspiration for MARBLED! Kidding aside — glorious photographs of a glorious place. Thanks for posting them.
Kevin | keviniscooking says
Man, these photos have me sold on checking out Utah! Beautiful Irvin. 🙂
Norman Mills says
This place is out of this world! I’ll definitely add it to my top-20-places to go bucklist.
P.S. Isn’t that the same place they filmed “127 hours” with James Franco?
Ha! No Willis Creek Slot Canyon is not that dangerous. That was Blue John Canyon, which is about 6 hours east of Willis Creek. Willis Creek is actually close to a number of slot canyons though, and it worth checking out. We only had time to do Willis Creek, which is one of the easier ones to do. Some of the other ones nearby required canyoneering equipment and you had to climb through slots that made you take off your backpack because they were that narrow! We’re not that rugged!
Family Foodie says
You photography makes we want to visit. Blew me away with this one.
Let's Fly Travel says
The pictures are beautiful and I am interested to visit