Antelope Canyon is an iconic slot canyon in the American Southwest, on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Usually, I wouldn’t recommend adventures that include a group tour bus, but Antelope Canyon’s tall winding walls are a photographer’s dream. Easily accessible and micro adventure worthy, the light beams and reflective beauty are timeless.
Exploring Antelope Canyon
Length: A few hours
Description: At first, a visit to Antelope Canyon feels like a grade school field trip with white vans caravaning and color-coded laminate cards to mark your departure group. The payoff is the natural cathedral of sandstone refracting light. A local guide service is required to access the canyon. Although famous for Instagram selfies, Antelope Canyon’s origins derive from native tribes driving herds of antelope into the slot canyon and speared hunters waiting inside to harvest dinner easily.
We visited the world-famous gem Upper Antelope Canyon as part of our Desert Southwest road trip. Nearby Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend are equally stunning roadside “don’t miss” stops.
Season: Any season