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The Canyons
The image used for The Canyons world icon.

The image used for The Canyons world icon.

The Canyons is the fourth area in LittleBigPlanet based on the Aztec Empire and the Mexico in the 19th century.

Level Descriptions

Here you help Uncle Jalapeno (the Creator Curator of The Canyons) and defeat the evil Sheriff Zapata.

Story & Theme
The background is a Mexican canyon with animal skulls and cacti littered around.The Canyons is the fourth theme in LittleBigPlanet, based on the desert part of Mexico. The Creator Curator of this theme is Uncle Jalapeño. This theme reappears in LittleBigPlanet Karting and Run Sackboy! Run!. Upon arriving at The Canyons, Devante asks you for help to free Uncle Jalapeno from the evil Sheriff Zapata. Upon freeing Uncle Jalapeno, Sheriff Zapata retreats to the mines, so Sackboy and Uncle Jalapeno chase him until you find him at the Serpent's Shrine, a showdown occurs causing Zapata's death. Uncle Jalapeno, exhausted about the whole ordeal, decides to have a vacation in The Metropolis.
Creator Curator: Uncle Jalapeno
Level Links
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Collectables - Number of Items:


  • Angry Skull
  • Apple Heart
  • Aztec Face
  • Aztec Sackboy
  • Big Mouth Teeth
  • Big Spider
  • Blue Paint
  • Border Bit
  • Bottle Logo
  • Cactus
  • Cactus Arm
  • Cactus Body
  • Cactus Quench
  • Colonial Arch Motif
  • Colonial Balcony
  • Colonial Door
  • Face Motifs (Based on the Aztec glyphs and the Mayan Script)
  • Green Face (Based on the Aztec mosaic-masks)
  • Green Gecko
  • Half a Tache
  • Huge Eye
  • Long Colonial Window
  • Mexican Dollar
  • Mexican Door
  • Mexican Scary Mask
  • Mexican Shutter
  • Mexican Spice
  • Mexican Symbol
  • Mustard Colonial Motif
  • Orange Mexican Pattern
  • Orange Motif
  • Pink Wrestler Face
  • Pixel Cactus
  • Red Explosives
  • Red Motif
  • Red Paint
  • Red Wrestler Face
  • Round Orange Face
  • Sardine Label
  • Shouting Moustache Man
  • Smiley Sun
  • Square Colonial Motif
  • Square Colonial Window
  • Standing Man (Based on the statue of Chalchiuhtlicue from the gallery)
  • Standing Man Outline
  • Strong Man Logo
  • Thin Sardine Label
  • Warrior Hand
  • Warrior Swoop
  • White Paint
  • White Window
  • Window Semi Circle
  • Yellow Corner
  • Yellow Paint


  • Canyon Rocks (LBPK Only)
  • Colourful Cactus (LBPK Only)
  • Face Stone
  • Gold Motif
  • Lion Stone (LBPK Only)
  • Man Stone
  • Mine Cart (LBPK Only)
  • Quetzal Feather
  • Snake Stone
  • Snake Stone
  • Sombrero (LBPK Only)


  • Aztec Fence 1 (LBPK Only)
  • Aztec Fence 2 (LBPK Only)
  • Aztec Spiky
  • Bandit Toy Soldier 1
  • Bandit Toy Soldier 2
  • Bank (LBPK Only)
  • Big Platform Booster
  • Birds in Tree
  • Black Rubber Scorpion
  • Blue Ocarina (LBPK Only)
  • Bull (LBPK Only)
  • Bumpy Cow
  • Cactus 1 (LBPK Only)
  • Cactus 2 (LBPK Only)
  • Cactus 3 (LBPK Only)
  • Canyon's Wooden Fence (LBPK Only)
  • Calavera the Wrestler
  • Cardboard Mine Cart
  • Cat Piñata
  • Devante/Moustache Man (LBPK Only)
  • Double Sponge Rotator
  • Empty Mine Cart/Mine Cart (LBPK Only)
  • Fat Cactus
  • Green Ocarina
  • Hillside Village
  • House 1 (LBPK Only)
  • House 2 (LBPK Only)
  • House 3 (LBPK Only)
  • House 4 (LBPK Only)
  • House Top (LBPK Only)/Wide Rooftop
  • Impact Explosive Emitter
  • Iron Mine Cart
  • Jade Snake
  • Jade Track Circle
  • Jade Track Cross
  • Jade Track Emitter
  • Jade Track Gate
  • Jade Track Straight
  • Jade Track Turn
  • Jumbo Chili
  • Jumping Wrestler
  • Large Cactus
  • Luchador the Wrestler
  • Mexican Basket
  • Mexican Rock Scene
  • Mexican Vase
  • Mine Cart (LBPK Only)/Empty Mine Cart
  • Mine Cart Track (LBPK Only)
  • Mine Cart with Handles
  • Moustache Man (LBPK Only)/Devante
  • Narrow Rooftop
  • Old Metal Fence (LBPK Only)
  • Old Wood Fence (LBPK Only)
  • Open Sardine Can (LBPK Only)
  • Powered Chain Platform
  • Powered Mine Cart
  • Raising Steps
  • Red Ocarina
  • Rocket Cart
  • Rocks 1 (LBPK Only)
  • Rocks 2 (LBPK Only)
  • Rocks 3 (LBPK Only)
  • Rocks 4 (LBPK Only)
  • Rocks 5 (LBPK Only)
  • Rocks 6 (LBPK Only)
  • Round Cactus
  • Sardine Can
  • Sheriff Zapata
  • Sheriff Zapata's Explosives Machine
  • Single Sponge Rotator
  • Snake Bubble Guardian
  • Sombrero Hat
  • Spikehammer Block
  • Thin Cactus
  • Timed Explosive
  • Uncle Jalapeno
  • Wide Rooftop/House Top (LBPK Only)
  • Wooden Mask


  • Aztec Gold (Metal; it is decorated with gyphs that are similar with the Aztec script)
  • Aztec Jade (Stone; it is turquoise (NOT jade), and it is based on the Aztec mosaic-masks, like the Mask of Tezcatliopca or The Double-Headed Serpent, both exhibited in the British Museum from London)
  • Aztec Stone (Stone)
  • Basket (Wood)/Mayan Basket (Wood) (LBPK Only)
  • Bevel Aztec Jade (Stone)
  • Brown Stripy Fabric (Sponge)
  • Canyon Stone (Stone) (LBPK Only)
  • Check Fabric (Sponge)
  • Dark Wood (Wood)
  • Framed Carved Wood (Wood)
  • Green Stripes Fabric (Sponge)
  • Leather Struts (Wood)
  • Mayan Basket (Wood) (LBPK Only)/Basket (Wood)
  • Orange Wood (Wood)
  • Red Pattern Fabric (Sponge)
  • Red Stripy Fabric (Sponge)
  • Red Wood (Wood)
  • Red-Painted Wood (Wood)
  • Sandpaper (Cardboard)
  • Weathered Green Wood (Wood)
  • Weathered Wood (Wood)
  • White Panels (Wood)
  • Wooden Basket (Wood)


Sack Poncho

  • Skin: Pinata
  • Head: Sombrero Hat
  • Mustache: Long Mustache
  • Torso: Red Poncho

Sack Señorita

  • Skin Mexican Wrestler
  • Hair: Señorita Wig
  • Torso: Lace Trim Dress



  • The Canyons
  • The Canyons (LBPK)




List of Locations
The GardensThe SavannahThe WeddingThe CanyonsThe MetropolisThe IslandsThe TemplesThe Wilderness
LittleBigPlanet PSP
Down UnderThe OrientThe BazaarGolden SandsAlpine RunTinsel TownThe Carnival
LittleBigPlanet 2
Da Vinci's HideoutVictoria's LaboratoryThe Factory of a Better TomorrowAvaloniaEve's AsylumThe Cosmos
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
La MarionettaThe Land of OddJackpot CityCoaster ValleySpooky MansionThe Arcade
LittleBigPlanet 3
PrologueManglewoodThe ZigguratBunkum LagoonPopit Puzzles
Run Sackboy! Run!
The GardensAvaloniaThe Canyons
LittleBigPlanet Karting
LittleBigPlanet (theme)Monster IslandsVictoria's LaboratoryThe Progress EmporiumEve's AsylumThe Space BassHoard, Sweet Hoard
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves
Prehistoric Land
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
The Soaring SummitThe Colossal CanopyThe Kingdom of CrablantisThe Interstellar JunctionThe Center of CraftworldThe Wonderplane