Slots O Fun

What could be more fun than slogging for hours through sweltering desert sand, miles from nowhere, heavily laden with static ropes and thick neoprene, only to plunge into a freezing cold, spider filled slot canyon? Fortunately for Durango, these natural wonders are hidden just a few hours from our front doorstep. Those who do their homework will uncover a subterranean world of stone, water, light and adventure like no other on earth. Here are a few images from some of the Southwests finest slots.

Ann Oschwald soaks in a sublime moment of sunlight. Cole Taylor rappels into a series of steep pool drops. The canyoneers mascott: the canyon treefrog. Eleanor Perry revels in the incomparable glow of reflected slot
canyon light. Cold water protection is crucial as water temps can be as low as
40 F. Andrew Chandler scopes the next drop.


In this week's issue...

January 25, 2024
Bagging it

State plastic bag ban is in full effect, but enforcement varies

January 26, 2024
Paper chase

The Sneer is back – and no we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s comeback tour.

January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows