Exploring the Grand Canyon's Slot Canyons: The Last of the Great Unknown

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The Grand Canyon stands as the epitome of what’s so incredible about the great American west. It’s an icon of incredible western adventures, and the embodiment of the power of one of nature’s unstoppable forces: water.

The Grand Canyon stands as the epitome of what’s so incredible about the great American west. It’s an icon of incredible western adventures, and the embodiment of the power of one of nature’s unstoppable forces: water.

To most visitors, the Canyon is just that – a very large canyon – and hardly anyone looks beyond that to see the incredible variety of canyons within the canyon. But a new documentary takes us on a journey that will widen your horizons, even as it travels down narrower and narrower slot canyons:

“Deep within this vast wilderness are secret and intimate tributaries rarely visited by man, hiding some of the Canyon’s most remarkable features. The barrier to entry is steep. To explore them, one must have a knowledge of backpacking, packrafting, rappeling, anchor building, and off-trail navigation. The Last of the Great Unknown is the story of these slots, the canyoneers who systematically explored their drainages, and the secrets hidden deep within their walls.”

This group of 16 adventurers set out to raft the Grand Canyon and to descend as many technical slot canyons as possible, covering 280 miles of river and 22 slot canyons in 30 days.

The film The Last of the Great Unknown will premiere on April 24 in Phoenix, Arizona, and you can find out more at the website, Last of the Great Unknown, and by following along on their Facebook page.

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