Why Upper Antelope Canyon?
After spending some time looking for the most beautiful place to spend a day in Arizona, images of 2 locations came up more than anything else. The rims of the Grand Canyon and the canyons in Page, Arizona. Upper Antelope Canyon seemed the better bet for a February day when it would be cold and the trees bare of foliage. To get there requires a guided tour. Get there on early, because they will start without you! But the fortunate just might be treated to a show, like we did, by this Native American hoop dancer.
Upper Antelope Canyon
As you trek into Upper Antelope Canyon, you immediately notice the layers of sediment in the petrified sand dunes that comprise the walls all around you. The beauty of this canyon comes from the light that peeks between the tops of the walls. Expect to be surrounded by other people, but the guides will work to keep them out of your shots if you take a photo tour. The views when you walk into the large room are breathtaking! Below are my images of the entrance:
Deeper into the Canyon
As you delve deeper into Antelope Canyon, you find formations in the rocks like this heart aperture in the ceiling.
This bear is working to climb out of the canyon and into the light above:
Your guide will happily help set up your shots and even throw the sand onto the rocks to create a stunning waterfall effect:
(Microsoft even used this canyon’s walls for the background of Windows 7!)
We left in awe of Upper Antelope Canyon and wished for more time to visit the area’s other canyons and rock formation. The unique nature of the canyon’s beauty was truly miraculous.
To book your own tour, contact Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tour. They did a great job working with our group.