Things to Know about Visiting Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

This place is a beautiful Photographic site in the entire state of Arizona. It is located on NAVAJO Land near Page, Arizona. The name Antelope Canyon is derived from the ancient times when Antelopes ran wild in the canyons. It is an incredible place where water and time has eroded the rock and turned it into a slot canyon. This slot canyon is famous for its smooth wavy walls of sand stone caused mainly by flash flooding and rain. In 1997 the NAVAJO tribe turned the area into a NAVAJO TRIBE PARK opening up Antelope Canyon for tourism. This is a long narrow slot canyon 120 ft. deep with natural beautiful carvings.This state is located in the southern west part of U.S. It is best known for its sunny weather. This state is also known as a home to the Grand Canyon. The capital of this state is PHOENIX. This place is visited by most of the tourist because of its accessibility and being beautiful with just right combination of depth,width, length, rock and color etc.

Antelope Canyon comprises of two separate Canyons. The LOWER ANTELOPE and the UPPER ANTELOPE.

The Lower Antelope is less populated with tourists. It is cheaper to visit and the canyon spaces are much tighter inside the canyon walls. You require significant quantities of stairs to access the site. In spite of the stairs it is a more difficult hike than Upper Antelope. Due to the various limitations this Lower Antelope canyon draws a number of Photographers. The Lower Canyon is in the shape of a ‘V’ and shallower than the Upper Antelope.

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Upper Antelope is frequently visited, more expensive and has wide walkways in the canyon. The entire lengths are at ground level so no climbing is required. It is 600 foot long stretch .Upper Antelope Canyon Is known as CORKSCREW and the CRACK.One can see the beams of sunlight between the narrow canyon walls. The sun light descends in dramatic shafts and hues of orange, yellow, blue and purple illuminate the twisting sandstone cliffs. The light beams occur at certain times of the day and last for only a short while, so you should plan your trip along with the guide to avoid disappointment. Even though you miss out on seeing the beams this place is still the most mystifying destinations you’ll ever visit.

But one thing should be kept in mind is that there should be no rains  because flooding remains a possibility and the water comes rushing through the canyon, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. This makes the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic flowing shapes in the rock.

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Another amazing sight is the pouring sand effect with light beam behind. The guides in the Upper Antelope takes care of throwing sand into the beams to make sure that the light sticks out so that one can be ready  to take a snap shot during that process.

To visit this place is very expensive. There are two departure points for these tours of Upper and Lower Antelope canyon. Upper Antelope is more popular particular if you’re requiring great photos.


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