a canyon with steep side walls terminating headwards in a vertical cliff.
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How to use box canyon in a sentence
The longer option is the Paria Box, a partially wet hike through a box canyon, requiring stream crossings and hiking shallows for about two miles to the ruins.The Most Adventurous Ghost Towns to Explore Across the U.S. | awise | September 24, 2021 | Outside Online
Colorado’s tallest free-falling cascade tumbles 365 feet down from the head of a box canyon near Telluride crowned with a historic power plant.
This no doubt is to be attributed in large measure to the protecting influence of the box canyon.Mount Rainier | Various
“Tom Chavis came to the box canyon at three yesterday afternoon,” she said firmly.The Range Boss | Charles Alden Seltzer
He could now see that the cleft did not run to the top of the cliff, but through it, like a tiny box canyon.Into the Primitive | Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for box canyon
Western US a canyon with vertical or almost vertical walls
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