If Antelope Canyon isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. And I don’t say that lightly. I honestly can’t think of anywhere I’ve been so far that is quite as breathtaking. My pictures really don’t do it justice.
Antelope Canyon is located just east of Page, Arizona and is on Navajo land. Coen and I drove from Sedona, which took us a little over three hours. Some people would say that’s too far for a day trip but I say it’s absolutely worth it. It’s important to know that you must book a tour in order to go into the Canyon. There are a few different tours available, as well as different tour companies. Coen did some research and booked us a 10:30am Upper Canyon Tour with Antelope Slot Canyon Tours by Chief Tsosie.
The tour began with a bumpy ride – definitely go to the washroom before climbing into the back of the truck! When we arrived at the entrance to the Upper Canyon our tour guide, Leonard, introduced himself and told us a bit of information and a few funny jokes and stories while we waited for our turn to enter the canyon. He also gave us a few camera tips!
Upon entering the canyon, I was totally mesmerized. I’d never seen anything quite like it.
The colouring, formation and markings were stunning. I was awestruck. We moved through the canyon fairly slowly, stopping at points of particular interest. Leonard took our camera’s at these points so he could take photos for us from the right angles!
There were several other tours going on at the same time so it was pretty busy at points, but not so busy that it was frustrating. When we got to the other side (not THAT other side – one of Leonard’s jokes) we were treated to Leonard playing his flute!
On our way back through we were asked not to take pictures, but we couldn’t help but sneak a few more when we were stuck behind other groups!
Once the tour as over we hopped back into the truck and they took us back to the tour company’s building. I can’t rave enough about the whole experience. Antelope Canyon is NOT to be missed and I highly recommend booking with Antelope Slot Canyon Tours by Chief Tsosie. I can’t wait to check out the Lower Canyon another time and I would also do the Upper Canyon again. It’s truly breathtaking.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to post them and I’ll do my best to answer! ❤