Over thousands of years water flowed over desert mesas, carving slots into the underlying sandstone. Slowly, layers of rock were removed, just a few millimeters at a time. The result? An amazing feast for the eyes and mind. Sunlight permeates the canyons from the top, and as it's reflected off the layers of sandstone, the colors and textures change. Throughout the day, minute by minute, the colors change from orange, to yellow, to purple. The canyons are pure magic, and are some of the most amazingly peaceful places on earth.

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