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USA - Utah, Wire Pass Slot Canyon

USA - Utah, Wire Pass Slot Canyon
Wire Pass Slot Canyon starts at a parking lot, accessible from US 89 though a 13 km’s long quite bumpy dirt road. The first km’s the trail is following the meandering Coyote Wash with low red coloured rocks of Navajo Sandstone. Slowly but surely the rocks become higher and closer to each other. Before we did realize we were in the Wire Pass Slot Canyon, a very impressive slot canyon. Sometimes just one meter wide and a couple of times we saw tree trunks which were trapped between the rock walls. At one point we could hardly get any further through a large boulder that almost blocked the trail.

After about 700 meters the canyon became wider and culminated in a large open space (main image) with huge rock walls, which on one side were beautifully illuminated by the sun. The cliffs are marked with several big horn sheep petroglyphs.

The Wire Pass Slot Canyon ends here at the confluence with the Buckskin Gulch, the longest slot canyon of the USA.

Claudia G, Mr Slohcs, df1hx, Nautilus and 107 other people have particularly liked this photo

94 comments - The latest ones
RHH club
Wonderful color and beautiful photo.
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wow! fabulous shot, awesome perspective, wonderful PiP's.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Gorgeous framing, vertical perspective with fabulous light and tones, Jaap!!
2 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
Great shot Jaap , fab colour
2 years ago.
Annemarie club
wonderful colors in this rocks

Happy evening
2 years ago.
Kawasirius club
Claustrophobes s'abstenir ! Impressionnant Canyon ! Une description et des photos magnifiques Jaap !
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Spectacular shots and scenes, Jaap! Such gorgeous light and color tones!
2 years ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
een super mooie serie Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fantastic ! Great landscape and amazing colors !
2 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Une expérience inoubliable que celle traduite par cette photo !
2 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
I like the colors of these rocks !
2 years ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Really impressive... And the person looking up and the little bit of sky on the left give the impression of the size. Lovely PIPs too.
2 years ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
Eine sehr einrückliche Schlucht, und die Geschichte dazu ist sehr spannend.!!
2 years ago.
Proxar club
Very beautiful shots
2 years ago.
Marvellous capture Jaap
2 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Wonderful images Jaap, very nicely captured, with interesting notes.
2 years ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Uff, - so gewaltig, da fehlen mir alle Worte.
2 years ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Very impressive !******
2 years ago.
Oui Fantastque...
I like.
2 years ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta
Impresionante escena !!!
2 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Wonderful show of this beautiful place.
I envy this time and thank you for showing it.
2 years ago.
uwschu club
wow, was für Farben
2 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Wunder schöne Aufnahmen!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Wonderful light and colours. The shapes and textures in the rocks are just out of this world. I especially like the main image as it shows the greatest amount of colour and detail and the woman in the shot gives a fantastic sense of scale.

I've seen a number of images online of these canyons in Utah and yours are up there with the best. Superb work Jaap..!!
2 years ago.
cammino club
Herliche Gesteinsstrukturen und Farben!
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Great capture...well done.
Have a good evening ;-)
2 years ago.
trester88 club
Eindrucksvolle Bilder! Durch den Größenvergleich mit der Person wirken die Felsen gewaltig.
2 years ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Sehr eindrucksvoll!
2 years ago.
Pics-UM club
Wie winzig doch der Mensch ist. Eindrucksvolle Serie. Gruß Uwe
2 years ago.
 Marko Novosel
Marko Novosel club
c o l o u r
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et couleurs avec notes. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡ club
Tão pequeninos perante tal dimensão!!
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Superbe endroit bien capté !!
2 years ago.
HappySnapper club
Wonderful experience Jaap, If I had taken this it would be the one shot I would treasure for ever and never tire of looking at it.
2 years ago.
 Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde club
extraordinairement beau !
2 years ago.
 Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
A dramatic and alluring location ! Excellent !
2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
An amazing formation
2 years ago.
The colour is phenomenal.
2 years ago.
 David Michael
David Michael club
2 years ago.
grobi358 club
Super image! Terrific colors!
2 years ago.
neira-Dan club
spectaculaire géologie , très bien captée
2 years ago.
Frode club
has replied to neira-Dan club
Superb shot and colours.
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
C'est grandiose.. un endroit que j'aimerai aussi visiter
2 years ago.
Schussentäler club
ein gewaltiger Felsen in einer faszinierenden Farbe
2 years ago.
Berny club
geology at its best!
2 years ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
A grandiose series!
2 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
c'est un site grandiose et splendide !********************
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Just amazing Jaap!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Wauw, dat doet me me zo klein voelen. Zo'n imponerende plaats, en een fantastische opname, Jaap. :-)
2 years ago.
 Maria W.
Maria W. club
Waaaw!!! Mirakle!!! :)))
2 years ago.
 © Montse;-))
© Montse;-))
Wonderful shot!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Fantastique *********************
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
LOVE LOVE LOVE!! How fantastic. Slot canyons are on our bucket list...how could they not be? Your photography here really shows the incredible beauty of this place...which...I've never heard of! I'm so happy to realize that there are lots of slot canyons so when Steve and I actually get to one it's hopefully not going to be buried in people. :D

Loved the description of your adventure...sounds like my cup of tea!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Janet Brien club
I have heard that the Antelope Canyon can be rather overcrowded. Main reason for us to visit other ones.
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
Fabulous Jaap and fantastic to be able to see the scale.
Have a great weekend.
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Amazing place and a terrific set of images Jaap,

Thank you for posting in the group
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
2 years ago.
Esther club
Outstanding! It reminded me of the slot canyon into Petra in Jordan.
2 years ago.
Heidiho club
2 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Impressive mineral world!********
2 years ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
so wonderful color
2 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
heel indrukwekkend
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
These are impressive sandstone formations. I like the forms and the colour.
2 years ago.
 Marja Savonije
Marja Savonije club
2 years ago.
Leuke overzichtsfoto en met een mens als maat, zie je hoe groot het is. Maar hoe krijg je toch die kadertjes (en foto's) links bovenin?
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Have a lovely week end, Jaap.
2 years ago.
cammino club
Impressive scene!
2 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

Superb colours, and great including the lady to give us the immense scale...

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
2 years ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Magníficas tomas. Un lugar que adoraría visitar.
2 years ago.
Lucette club
Magnifique !
2 years ago.
 © Montse;-))
© Montse;-))
2 years ago.
Champland club
Lieu, Couleurs et lumière magiques+++
2 years ago.
Remarkable photo of the beautiful rocky conformation. Is this place close to the well known Antelope Canyon? The color of the rocks seems similar to the ones of Antelope Canyon. CIAO, Gastone.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to GAST1
Indeed, not far away from that canyon.
2 years ago.
 Andreas Müller
Andreas Müller club
Riesig die Natur - winzig der Mensch. Sehr schöne Aufnahme.
2 years ago.
polytropos club
I drove along the US 89 but I didn't leave it.
2 years ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Magnifique paroi rocheuse que le soleil rend lumineuse... Belle photo de cette beauté naturelle
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
impressive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Splendide !
2 years ago.
 Ulrike Bohra
Ulrike Bohra club
Impressive and spectacular red sandstone rocks!! I just love Utah, was there in 2016.
2 years ago.
 Françoise Legeard
Françoise Legeard
2 years ago.
 Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic club
Magnifique ! :-)
2 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
FANTASTIC !!!***************
2 years ago.
Worder full colour.
2 years ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
just superb !
2 years ago.
 Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl club
Gorgeous ! ! !
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
Wow! A magical scene very well photographed, Jaap. Stunning detail. The figure perfectly adds scale to the scene.
2 years ago.
Gudrun club
The glowing colours are fascinating, fabulous photos!
2 years ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Fabulous series of coloured rock canyons Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Marco Lucas
Marco Lucas
Indrukwekkend, Jaap !

Groet, Marco
2 years ago.
Ja, wonderbaarlijk gesteente! 't Lijkt wel snoepgoed. Ik herinner me dergelijke foto's op Panoramio.. kunnen die van jou geweest, Jaap?
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Syborgh
Nee, want ik ben nooit op Panoramio geweest
2 years ago.
slgwv club
Make _sure_ there are no thunderstorms in the vicinity before you go up the canyon!
2 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une photo que je n'ai pas vu passé ! Magnifique site et couleur.
21 months ago.

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