Antelope Canyon is one of the most famous slot canyons in the world! It is located in northern Arizona and there are pictures of this canyon everywhere! It’s absolutely breathtaking! The only downfall of Antelope Canyon is you are required to have a guide and pay a rediculous amount of money to see it. Luckily, there are other slot canyons very similar to it, that requires no guide, with either little to no money to see it.
Wire Pass is one of those canyons. This gorgeous slot canyon is located in Arizona, but you access it through Utah. Wire Pass is very special because it serves as an easy access point to get into Buckskin Gulch, another world famous slot canyon.
Buckskin Gultch is a multi-day trip and requires technical skills to complete. It’s a beautiful slot canyon, but if you don’t have the time and experience, you won’t be able to do it. Wire Pass brings you into the heart of Buckskin Gultch with out the hassle. It’s about one mile to hike to the start of the slot canyon on an easy flat wash. Then the slot canyon starts offering spectacular views. You walk through this slot canyon which then empties right into the heart of Buckskin, so you get to walk through two slot canyons. It’s really amazing! Once in Buckskin, you get to go right, left, or explore both ways. You can hike each way for a while until you get to a point where technical skills are needed.
This is only a day hike, and an easy one with amazing rewards. It does cost six dollars to get the permit to do this. All you do is self register at the trail head, pay your six dollars and you are good to go. There were people on this trail that were waiting to do this for years. This is something worth doing.
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