Slot canyons can be found in many parts of the world, mainly in areas with low rainfall. Some of the most well-known slot canyons can be found in the Southwestern United States, in the Pyrenees bordering France and Spain, the Sierra de Guara in northern Spain and, as headlined in this post, in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

These slot canyons occur in a narrow band of sandstone that run roughly 19 miles (30 kilometers) from east to west, and about 62 miles (100 kilometers) from (62 mi) north to south. The majority of these canyons are in the Wollemi Wilderness and difficult to access. A small number are regularly visited on weekends in summer. Many of the canyons are difficult to get to.  The Grand Canyon, near Blackheath, has a tourist track along its rim, but you need to be able to rappel or swim to experience the splendor.

There’s a problem with flash flooding in these slot canyons, so these visits come with a warning to avoid hiking in them if there are signs or forecasts for heavy rain. Take head of the warnings.

You can experience breathtaking images by clicking on the link to National Geographic–-we can always rely on them to take spectacular photographs.


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1 Comment on The slot canyons of the Australian Blue Mountains

  1. Ann P. says:

    The photos are beautiful. We can always depend on National Geographic to come up with spectacular images.

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