Canyons and Valleys: Striking Landscapes Across the World

See photographs of some of Earth's most awe-inspiring destinations.

Canyons and valleys provide vast landscapes for adventurous travelers to explore. Climbers tackle routes up their rocky cliffs. Paddlers float down their flowing rivers. Hikers traverse their blossoming meadows and desert trails. Whether you prefer the view from Earth's highest peak or deepest crevices, find the inspiration for your next trek in this photo gallery of steep and sloping scenery around the globe.

See What Canyon Life Is Like for a Navajo Pageant Winner Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a place where many Navajo families come to reconnect with their roots. In this short film from the National Park Experience, watch how two sisters explore the Canyon to learn about their tribe's heritage. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.