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  • Writer's pictureMick McMurray

Exploring Antelope Canyon X

Updated: Jul 11

Exploring Antelope Canyon X near Page, Arizona, with a guided tour is an exhilarating experience that immerses you in the breathtaking beauty of the Southwest. As we ventured into the heart of the canyon, guided by knowledgeable experts, we were captivated by the sheer magnificence of the towering sandstone walls, gracefully sculpted by millions of years of natural forces. The expert guides not only ensured our safety but also provide fascinating insights into the geology, history, and cultural significance of the area. Descending into the narrow slot canyons, we witness the interplay of light and shadow, creating a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colors on the sandstone walls. Taadidiin Tours offers tours into the canyon. Once you arrive at the parking area be prepared for a steep descent down to the start of the canyon but don't be detoured by this as you can take your time on the entry and the exit and do it at your own pace. There are 2 types of tours offered. The stander tour is shorter and doesn't allow tripods and the photography is a little longer and does allow tripods to enhance your experience.

Canyon X entrance with orange sunlit walls
Canyon X entrance

Seeking to maximize our time capturing the canyon's awe-inspiring beauty, we opted for the photo tour that allows tripods, ensuring we could capture the images that we wanted.

Inside the Canyon X showing the narrow passage through the vertical walls
Inside the Canyon X

Looking up at the sunlight walls
Canyon X

Sunlit hole in the wall
Canyon X

While the canyon walls of Canyon X are taller than those of Upper Antelope, which famously boasts mesmerizing light beams, we discovered that Canyon X also possesses its own enchanting beams. These ethereal rays materialize for a limited period during the summer when the sun's position is just right, and we were fortunate enough to witness their splendor. We were there on June 15th and the light beams were amazing. Lasting for approximately an hour and a half, the light beams provided a captivating spectacle that we couldn't resist capturing through our lenses.

Light beam and Canyon X with the orange canyon walls
Canyon X light beam

Bright light beam with the orange walls
Canyon X light beam

Two light beams with the orange walls of the canyon
Double light beams

One of the highlights of our tour was the fact that we were the only participants, accompanied solely by our knowledgeable guide. This unexpected stroke of luck bestowed upon us an unparalleled sense of tranquility and serenity within the canyon. In fact, we were able to savor the peaceful atmosphere so profoundly that Lorna even found a moment to sit back and relax before the commencement of the light beams—a rarity on most tours.

Hiker resting in the canyon, sitting on a ledge with her backpack
Lorna relaxing

For those seeking an escape from the bustling crowds at Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, we wholeheartedly endorse this experience. Canyon X provides a captivating alternative, allowing you to immerse yourself in its captivating vistas without the distractions of the throngs of tourists. With ample time to indulge our passion for photography and the privilege of a serene canyon experience, this tour proved to be a remarkable opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Arizona's canyon country.

Be sure to check out our other blog posts about things to do around Page, AZ.

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