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  • Writer's pictureMick McMurray

Exploring Lower Antelope Canyon

Updated: Nov 23

Lower Antelope Canyon with red and orange walls
Lower Antelope Canyon

Located in Page, Arizona, Lower Antelope Canyon is a natural wonder that attracts visitors from around the world. This stunning slot canyon, formed over thousands of years by the forces of wind and water, offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. We have been here 3 times and each time has been a different experience. Unfortunately, you can no longer take tripods into the canyon and since this site has become much more popular over the years there are no more self-guided tours. You must go with a guide.

The pros: people with tripods and self-guided tours clog up the canyon.

The guides are very knowledgeable.

The cons: it was nice being able to move through the canyon at your own pace.

hiker defending through a crack in the desert floor
Entrance to Lower Antelope Canyon

On our first time there it was hard to imagine that access to the canyon was through this narrow crack in the ground. As we descended into the canyon, we first noticed the sheer beauty of the rock formations. The walls are etched with intricate patterns and colors that seem to shift and change with the light. The narrow passageways create a sense of intimacy, as we wound our way through the canyon, following the twists and turns of the rock formations. The color, texture, and patterns in the canyon walls are ever-changing as the light changes.

hiker defending a ladder in the canyon
Ladders to negotiate in the canyon

One of the most exciting aspects of visiting Lower Antelope Canyon is the sense of adventure that comes with exploring this natural wonder. We needed to be prepared to navigate narrow passageways, climb ladders, and step over rocks and other obstacles. But the reward is well worth the effort, as we were treated to an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.

We needed to explore the canyon on a guided tour, led by knowledgeable and experienced guides familiar with every canyon nook and cranny. The tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about the geology and history of the canyon, as well as the Navajo culture that has long called this area home.

orange and gold walls Inside Lower Antelope Canyon
Inside Lower Antelope Canyon

orange and brown walls in side the canyon
Inside Lower Antelope Canyon

In conclusion, visiting Lower Antelope Canyon is an experience that should not be missed. Whether you're a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience, this stunning slot canyon is sure to impress. With its natural beauty, fascinating history, and sense of adventure, Lower Antelope Canyon is a destination that truly has something for everyone.

We have been there 3 times; each time is a different experience. You can no longer bring tripods into the canyon but with today's advanced digital cameras, it is still possible to get decent images. Depending on the time of year it can get cold in the canyon so dress accordingly.

With orange cliffs, a steep ladder, and Lorna, waving goodbye
Lorna exiting the canyon

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