Last Updated on September 15, 2023 by Jim Ferri
By Jim Ferri
Arizona’s beautiful geographical masterpiece Antelope Canyon is a magnificent place that’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area. It is near Page, Arizona, close to the Arizona – Utah border. It’s name refers to the herds of antelope that once roamed the area.
The canyon is one of the most photographed destinations in the Southwest USA. It’s a beautiful natural and colorful landscape, which people often describe as otherworldly. It was shaped by millions of years of water and wind erosion. It’s exceptionally picturesque, with light shafts illuminating its soaring walls of colorful rock and a meandering canyon trail. The shafts are usually most visible at noon, the most popular time for visits, especially from March to October.
You can only visit Arizona Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide. During the popular months, you must make reservations months in advance.
The canyon is actually composed of two canyons, the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. Tours are given of both although the Upper is the more popular route because more sunlight enters the canyon and the walls reach up to 120 feet. The Upper Canyon trail is also flat and better for hiking, while the Lower requires climbing ladders and stairways to get into the canyon.