Few geological formations are as picturesque and awe-inspiring as Antelope Canyon, a magnificent slot canyon just east of Page in Northern Arizona on Navajo land. With tall winding walls, it’s a monumental sandstone sculpture.
A photographer’s dream, the canyon is known for its wave-like structure and the light beams that shine directly down into the openings of the canyon, creating a supernatural appearance. The canyon walls climb 120 feet above the stream bed, making it a cathedral of red-hued, swirling sandstone. The famous light beams occur most often during the summer, with the best views between late March and early October.
It includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon, and Lower Antelope Canyon. The biggest difference between Upper vs Lower Antelope Canyon is the size of the canyon itself. The upper canyon is wider at the bottom vs. the top which is what produces such beautiful light beams inside the canyon. Lower Antelope is much smaller at the bottom, and is shaped like the letter “V.”
Accessible by guided tours only.
One tour address is: 22 South Lake Powell Boulevard, Page, Arizona 86040
Coordinates: 36.8619, -111.3743