Friday mystery photo

Zebra Slot, Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah. 

gregww66, flickr

This photo was taken in Zebra Slot, Grand Escalante Staircase, Utah.

The Zebra Slot Canyon is one of the many slot canyons to be found in Utah's Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Others include Spooky Slot and Peek-a-boo Slot. 

Visitors to the monument can choose hikes through numerous slot canyons, which are very narrow canyons formed by years of water rushing against stone. 

Video: Take a tour through Spooky, Peek-a-boo and Zebra slot canyons in Southeast Utah. 

Video by: milosh9k, youtube

Zebra Slot and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument are part of the Colorado Plateau, a uniquely rugged area that coveres 100 million acres across the corners of Southeast Utah, Northern Arizona, Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico.  

More than 40 million people visit the Colorado Plateau every year to see places like the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Grand Staircase-Escalante. But the places people love to visit are at risk from drilling and mining threats. You can learn more about our work to protect the Colorado Plateau here.

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