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Standley Chasm Review

This is one of the most impressive canyons in the MacDonnell Ranges. At midday, when the sun is directly overhead, the 10-yard-wide canyon glows red from the reflected light—this lasts for just 15 minutes. The walk from the parking lot takes about 20 minutes, and is rocky toward the end. There's a kiosk selling snacks and drinks at the park entrance.

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  • Address: Larapinta Dr., 40 km (25 miles) west of Alice Springs, then 9 km (5½ miles) on Standley Chasm Rd. Alice Springs, NT | Map It
  • Phone: 08/8956–7440
  • Cost: A$10
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
  • Website:
  • Location: West MacDonnell Ranges
Updated: 01-15-2014

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