Antelope Canyon: "The Place Where Water Runs Through Rocks"

Antelope Canyon: "The Place Where Water Runs Through Rocks"

In English, Upper Antelope Canyon is called “The Crack” but the Navajo know it as Tsé bighánílíní or “the place where water runs through rocks.”

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona.  

And also close by is the spectacular Horseshoe Bend.  

(Note *** Because of the new popularity gained from social media, access to Horseshoe Bend is no longer free.  The fees collected is to help protect and maintain this wonderful place.)

There are a couple of tour companies who run daily tours to the Antelope Canyon.  Here are some of them if you are in the area and would like to schedule a tour with them.  This is the only way for you to visit the slot canyons because they are within Navajo land and they are protected. 

Tour Companies:

What we appreciated the most about our visit here was the stories from our guide.  The way they told us stories of how the slots were formed, and the meanings of the formations were quite mesmerizing. It definitely elevated the whole experience.  

If you are ever in Lake Powell (Wahweap Marina), this is less than a 30 minute drive so from there so you should really make an effort to visit!  Make sure you book a tour with one of the companies I listed above.  They do get pretty busy and they limit the number of people that go in every hour.  

The tour companies offer several packages that include photography tours.  (FYI-flash photography is not allowed during the tours.)  

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