Ethiopia: Danakil – Dallol Salt Canyons

West of the Dallol caldera lie Salt Mountains, yet another bizarre area of the Danakil Depression – a Bryce Canyon lookalike but made out of salt. Massive hoodos and towers and mountains of salt and other colorful minerals with deep canyons between them create another otherworldly landscape. The salt towers are quite high, rising hundreds of feet above the red-colored and wet ground. The salt pinnacles themselves vary in reddish hues due to the different levels of halite and potassium in the salt deposits. You can actually climb onto the crumbling salt walls, although falling down here will be a major problem as the salt spires all have super sharp edges.