Located in northern Arizona, several miles east from Page, Antelope Canyon is the reservation run by Navajo Indians. With its abstract shapes and breathtaking scenery, Antelope Canyon is one of the world’s most visited attractions.
Antelope Canyon consists of two separate canyon sections: Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. In Antelope Canyon, you can witness the divine work of Nature. Millions of years of flashing flooding and storms have carved out narrow passageways and smoothed out the sandstone, leaving us with mysterious landscapes and bright colors. Seen as sacred sites by the Navajo people, the canyons were titled Antelope Canyon after antelopes which used to inhabit and roam around the area.
Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) elevation and the canyon walls rise 120 feet (37 meters) above the streambed. The popular ‘slot canyon’ is located in the center of the Navajo Nation, along with the LeChee Chapter, a certified local government of the Navajo Nation. Upper Antelope has been a popular spot for tourists, geologists, history lovers, and photographers who love natural scenery. A Navajo Tribal Park, Upper Antelope allowed no sightseeing of outsiders until 1997. That’s also why the local natural beauty is so well-preserved.
Antelope Canyon’s entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Beams of direct sunlight radiate down from openings at the top of the canyons. Witnessing shafts of light seeping in from above openings, photographers and tourists experience the awe-inspiring charm of the divine work–Antelope Canyon. The natural beauty is available all year around. Due to differing positions of the sun in the sky in four seasons, summer months offer visitors more chances to appreciate such phenomenal beauty.
Visitors can join the unique trips arranged by Navajo Tours. This is the only way for you to experience and visit Antelope Canyon. Navajo guides will lead you through the Antelope Canyon, ensuring your safety and offering tips to avoid dehydration. Antelope Canyon is the dream-like paradise in the Southwest of America for tourists and photographers. Are you interested? Come to experience the special charm of the two canyon sections: Upper Antelope is full of captivating beauty to have you press the camera shutter nonstop. As you walk through Lower Antelope Canyon features narrow passageways, you will be taken by surprise and can’t help but admire its natural wonder.
Antelope Canyon is a must-see in your lifetime!
Editor: Jiang Qiming
Translator: Amy Hsu
For more information, please contact:
Tribal Guide: Dalvin Etsitty
Tel: (928) 698-3384