Explore the Twisting Desert Landscapes of the American Southwest | National Geographic

Explore the Twisting Desert Landscapes of the American Southwest | National Geographic

In the Arizona desert, shifting sunlight colors high stone walls, worn by water into fantastic shapes.
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Horseshoe Bend, a dramatic curve of the Colorado River, has become a popular stop along the highway north of the Grand Canyon. Despite increasing crowds, until now Horseshoe Bend has had minimal development. 2018 is seeing the addition of a viewing platform with a guardrail, and an accessible trail. Local planners aim to limit the project’s effect on the land. But human impact on the region’s landmarks is a contentious subject. Nearby Glen Canyon Dam which created the vast reservoir of Lake Powell is still controversial decades after construction.

A little southeast of the dam, Antelope Canyon’s two segments lie on Navajo land. They’re considered the most-photographed of the slot canyon landscapes in the Southwest. Colors in the sinuous channels change as light shifts. Generally dry, the riverbeds face the risk of flash floods when rains hit. But such forces also carved the sandstone’s flowing shapes.

Read more in “Road Trip to the Underrated Side of the Grand Canyon”
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/arizona/grand-canyon/north-rim-road-trip-grand-canyon-national-park/

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50 Comments

  1. ConDragon on February 26, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Sure. Antelope Canyon is beautiful. But it’s very expensive. You have to pay like 70-80$ per person. For a family that’s a lot of money.

  2. Patrick O'Donnell on February 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Definitely want to see the antelope slot canyons.

  3. arthur morgan Fan club on February 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Is this 4k or full hd

  4. Dev on February 26, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    If in India…there would be a market already in there…😂😂

  5. Carla Lima on February 26, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Perfect nature. ❤️

  6. Insatiable is My name on February 26, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Beautiful

  7. pikachuu B on February 26, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    *Wow..these landscapes..just amazing* 😃😃😃😃

  8. محبي الطيور المغردة on February 26, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    So beautiful ! Like my friend

  9. SXLENTx on February 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    ayyyy i live near there

  10. Kerry Li on February 26, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Nature’s best…gorgeous!!!

  11. Troy Hagen on February 26, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Beautiful and Peaceful Environmental. LOVE IT

  12. MrRontog on February 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. MIRZA ABUL BASAR on February 26, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    wonderful!

  14. Brandon on February 26, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Horseshoe Bend, off-rez, $0. Antelope Canyon, on-rez, >$50 per person. Good luck taking your family to go see this. Stick to the National Park Service for much better bang for your buck.

  15. Buddha's Disciple on February 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    127 HOURS !

  16. Maria Granzeier on February 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    That is so pretty!

  17. Ashutosh Namdeo on February 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    😇👌

  18. Tech 7 World on February 26, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Magnificent

  19. bai yhok on February 26, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    @🙏👍👍👍✌

  20. Tanish Jain on February 26, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Would love to visit

  21. stiimuli on February 26, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Please start using a narrator instead of text!

  22. VeganVixen on February 26, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    So amazingly beautiful!

  23. CINDER AJ on February 26, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    The Colorado river no longer reaches the sea. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING

  24. Judy Meyer on February 26, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve been there with my the 13 yr. old grand-daughter. It was AWESOME!

  25. AnimalsAndReports on February 26, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Now that’s natural beauty 💟

  26. Kelly Kurt on February 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Since we stole everything else from the indigenous, we might as well preserve this shared beauty.

  27. Force EV on February 26, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I hope it will not be so populated.

  28. The Constant Xplorer on February 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    OOOOH WONDERFUL

  29. Jana Felinto on February 26, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Grand Canyon 💙

  30. Himanshu Bhatt on February 26, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    The ancient Egyptians had made it to The Grand Canyon.
    _The Arizona Gazette_ in April 5, 1909 had published an archeological find in the Marble Canyon cave openings wherein mainly Egyptian artifacts were uncovered by the Smithsonian Museum’s archeologists (the first of whom was G.E. Kinkaid.)

  31. David on February 26, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I get scared to look down!

  32. Liza Fernandez on February 26, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Nature never remains without inspiring me..
    It’s really great to see the power and creation that our mother have given us…..

  33. Reylaan on February 26, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    aaayjsi

  34. edgar morbos on February 26, 2020 at 9:04 pm

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  36. James Troyer on February 26, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Click to subscribe.

  37. Rabbitlim Yt fans on February 26, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Third

  38. Justin Sanders on February 26, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve never been to the south-west 🙁

  39. Monica Alicia Colunga on February 26, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Hermoso

  40. National Geographic on February 26, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    The Arizona desert has many popular destinations for adventurers to explore. Which of these places intrigued you the most?

  41. DwikyReBeL on February 26, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    God is the most Genius

  42. Maria da Luz Moutinho on February 26, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Maravilhosa obra prima que o progresso e barragens tendem a alterar não só o clima mas a diversidade…Progresso e natureza podem andar de mãos dadas?? O que sentirá o viajante/ turista quando encontra água a brotar da areia e o monstro atrás a desfigurar a lindíssima paisagem?? A dualidade é sentida em expressões rir, gargalhar ou chocar-se?? Mas são cenários idílicos que nos indicam regras que deviam ser invioláveis …sagradas até!!!

  43. *screeches* on February 26, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Only have one reaction
    O Me Gah

  44. dream liner on February 26, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    So favorite☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  45. Russian SPY on February 26, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I been there it’s magnificent view 😍

  46. Rand Huso on February 26, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Nice sandfall.

  47. SpookeyR on February 26, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Who did the music for this video?

  48. Azliana Lyana on February 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    The insides look absolutely stunning! I’ll probably need quite some time to get all the good shots if I ever come and visit. Thanks for sharing National Geographic.

  49. La vida es bella on February 26, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Tienen un canal en español?

  50. Raghav Baijal on February 26, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Loved the place when we last visited. This video missed the Grand Canyon South & North Rims, Meteor Creator near flagstaff, Sedona… So much to see here!

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