[Arizona] Upper Antelope Canyon

Date visited: March 2014
Address: Navajo Nation, Arizona (near Page, Arizona - around a 15 minute drive)

The Antelope Canyon is a "slot canyon”: a narrow chasm created by erosions in the sandstone after flash flooding for over thousands of years. The mystical and elegantly worn canyon walls were formed through relentless crashing of sand-carrying rainwater as they moved through the narrow passageways (especially during the monsoon season).

Divided into the Upper and Lower canyons, the Antelope Canyons located just outside of Page, Arizona. Currently the most popular and frequently visited slot canyons in the American Southwest, there are a few different companies that offer daily guided tours to the canyons. Here’s a list.   

The following are some snapshots I took on my magical journey throughout the narrow halls of color when I visited on an early afternoon in March 2014. The subtle, changing patterns and hues change depending on the amount of sunlight available that day (as well as on the season).

 Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

 Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

 Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

 Trickling sand

Trickling sand

 Wolf cry

Wolf cry

 Little girl looking into the light

Little girl looking into the light

It’s beautiful—beyond what words can describe!