Shaped by the elements, this incredible canyon has been created over millions of years
Engraved by the forces of wind and water… leaving behind a stunning, picture perfect landscape, divinely carved by Mother Nature…
What we see above is just a glimpse of one of the many twists and turns of Lower Antelope Canyon
Located just north of the Grand Canyon is where you can find this jawdropping photographers dream!
A perfect stop along the way to guide your travels
There are two Canyons, Lower and Upper, which have seperate entrances and are different points to visit
To be honest, I’d almost call it a 4 for one if you’re able to time it right!
Grand Canyon, Lower and Upper Antelope Canyons, and then this stunning landscape pictured just below
Along the way, about 15 to 20 minutes before arriving to the locations of the Canyons, we drive past Horseshoe Bend
Amazing place to stop and gaze upon another unique one of a kind natural landmark…
It is just absolutely breaktaking!!
While it was once free to view and anyone could simply walk up… The Native Americans have sold the land to the city in the last few years.
They have since decided to build a proper entrance.
The City charges a minimum of $10 per vehicle to view Horseshoe Bend, so time it right and try to catch sunrise or sunset for some magnificient sky and lighting!!
Make that $10 worth it!!! 😜
Entrance to the lower canyon is $50 per person, as of July 2019, and includes a 1.5 hour walk through of the canyon with a guide who knows all the perfect angles and spots for photography!
I’ve visited the Canyons in the late afternoon and also lunch time. For the lower canyon, which is depicted in all the photos on this article, late afternoon has proven to have better photography.
Whereas upper antelope is glorious with lightbeams during the mid day sun
The entrance for Upper Antelope Canyon is $60
Both Canyons are located parallel to each other just on different sides of the road making it easy to go to one or the other or double up and visit them both!!
The views in Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky.
These movements cause a filtering of light through the opening gaps, angling the sunshine in bouncing light back and forth across the canyon’s walls
As the sun moves, the light softly dances across the stone walls creating a forever changing display of color, light, and shadow
The Navajo name for Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi or “Spiral Rock Arches.”
The land is considered sacred, so we are not able to enter the Canyons without a Native Navajo guide.
Some small tips Id love to share 💗
Be sure to bring water! Its quite hot and dehydrating in the vast open desert areas.
In order to access the canyon there is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the entrance and then additionally down 6 sets of steep steps 😳
While most people can handle this easily, the conditions and dryness definitely have an impact.
Having water to drink during the 1.5 hour tour was one of the best ideas. We definitely felt parched and were so grateful we remembered to bring our water bottles!
Its also dusty a bit and although a mask isnt required since its just light dusk and not blinding or too intense…
I would personally bring a scarf or something just to not breathe in the microparticles
An absolute amazing experience and stop on our adventures through Arizona!
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This was one of many stops on our last journey… where we did 9 states in 8 days!! 😝
And let me tell you… we were team “no sleep” sometimes but definitely made every moment worth it!
More about this amazing fun filled story coming soon ❤
Stay tuned! 😜