Kawarau River, Otago, New Zealand, featured in this photo as a setting for the Argonath, in the 2001 movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. In the movie, the Argonath, the two giant statues, represent ancient kings of Gondor in Middle Earth. The statues do not actually exist; but, rather, are due to movie magic!
Tips for Touring Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona
The Paria Mountains' 18 miles from Kanab, Utah in Hwy 89. Paria Wilderness, Utah, USA. These mountains are found beside a dirt road that connects to Highway 89 just before the Paria River. Hwy 89 takes you from Kanab Utah to Page Arizona. The side of the mountains have spectacular colors (better that the Grand Canyon, Bryce, the Painted Dessert, the slot canyons and even White Pocket) due to their encrusted minerals like iron oxides, manganese, cobalt and others that geologists describe.
Hike this easy, but little known slot canyon in Southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument , near the Arizona border. Willis Creek Slot Canyon is remote, secluded and impressive with towering limestone canyon walls. Just a short drive from Bryce Canyon.