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Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona even though it looks like it’s from another world! This slot canyon is located on Navajo land, so you can not just freely hike the area. I opted to go with Ken’s Tour. Conveniently located right next to Lower Antelope Canyon, the guide’s from Ken’s Tour were all very helpful and informative about the canyon trail. The tours leave every 20 minutes with groups of about 15 people and takes roughly 2 hours to complete. I would recommend calling a few days in advance to see if a reservation is needed. For a low cost of only $28 per person, the tours tend to fill up fast!! And it’s easy enough to see why! It is a photographer and travel junkie’s dream come true.

Lower Antelope Canyon ... Even the rocks have a reason to smile!

Lower Antelope Canyon … Even the rocks have a reason to smile!

The canyon walls are very high and you have to take a series of ladders down to get to the bottom. During flash floods it can fill with water all the way to the top, so I suggest checking the weather before embarking. 🙂 Once finally in the heart of the canyon, you will be blown away. (And if you are not, I don’t know what’s wrong with you!) Antelope Canyon is simply stunning. Formed by sand, water and wind, it’s spectacular to see what nature can accomplish all on it’s own.

Lower Antelope Canyon, Twin Peaks

Lower Antelope Canyon, Twin Peaks

Antelope Canyon is beautiful from all angles. The guides are great at pointing out particularly beautiful view points, such as the one above, called Twin Peaks. I had to get down on the ground and look up to capture it. The uncomfortable angle was worth the shot.

Antelope Canyon ColorsEven though it was mostly sandstone, the colors in some areas are truly mind blowing. It’s like a desert Alice in Wonderland. You can’t help yourself, you want to keep going!

Clearing in Antelope Canyon

Clearing in Antelope Canyon

In some areas it is easy to believe that it fills up with water during flash floods, especially since it looks like something under the sea. The clearings are eerily beautiful.

Light in Lower  Antelope Canyon

Light in Lower Antelope Canyon

Even though Upper Antelope Canyon is known for the light beams, Lower Antelope Canyon has it’s areas where the light hits just right. I can’t say it enough that you feel like you are in another world. It truly is magical.

Candid of myself getting lost in Lower Antelope Canyon

Candid of myself getting lost in Lower Antelope Canyon

Most tour guides want you to stay close to the group. I was fortunate enough that my guide let me wander off a bit with Ashley. Who doesn’t want solo pictures in this beautiful place?

The sky from below in Lower Antelope Canyon

The sky from below in Lower Antelope Canyon

I know I say this often but you HAVE TO GO HERE. I can not stress this enough. If you love nature, if you love beauty, if you love life… you owe it to yourself to see this place at least once. I am already planning a return. It’s a little life changing.

 

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