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.