Hiking Upper Antelope Canyon

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 , , 13 Comments


There is only one word to describe Antelope Canyon, captivating. Located south of Page Arizona, Upper Antelope Canyon is a small slot Canyon operated by the Navajo people. Crafted by nature, the sandstone has slowly been carved away by flash floods in the area over the millennia. Only a few feet wide in places, as the light enters it illuminates the spaces with a spectacle of orange, yellow, and purple shades. To go you must pay a fee and then take a very bumpy jeep ride to the canyon entrance, from there you hike through the canyon. Again the canyon itself is gorgeous, but my only complaint is that it is crowded, let me rephrase that, very crowded and you have a time limit. While I understand they are trying to provide access to the canyon to as many people as possible, the limitations and crowds somewhat take away from the experience and the naturalism of the experience. That being said, Antelope Canyon is beyond words and well worth the visit. I just wish it were less crowded and hurried. However, the slight inconvenience is well overshadowed but the immaculate beauty of Antelope Canyon. Truly a place I will remember for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy the pictures, I had a hard time narrowing down to just a few. 








































13 Comments:

Pretty amazing pics. I'm sure they don't even begin to do the place justice though , looks like quite a natural wonder.

Hibernation said...

WOW - just WOW! The natural world around us is truly an amazing place!

Very cool! Some great shots there.

Mel Moore said...

Well, just when you think you have seen it all, along comes more incredible beauty.............

Howard said...

Absolutely stunning!

It is amazing there places like this in the U.S.--Outstanding--thanks for sharing

Juan said...

Wow, the pics are beautiful! And even then I'm sure it's so much better in real life!

Kevin Smith said...

Beautiful Pics! You had to have had a blast!

TexWisGirl said...

tongues of flames or swirling silken fabric. just beautiful photos of an amazing place!

I could think of probably 10,000 words to describe how beautiful this canyon is, but I'll just use AWESOME. Thanks for taking us along.

Atlas said...

Thanks guys for the positive feedback, it truly was an absolutely beautiful place to visit.

Stunning

Great photos on your blog!
Thanks for your comments too!

Bill