Hey guys! Life has been extremely busy for me with all of the traveling I have been doing, but I am finally home for a while (until other adventures pop up)! I decided that I would write about my most recent trip to Arizona and break up all of the things that I saw there since we were alllllll over Arizona. It was pretty amazing. So to start, I figured we could take a look at Lower Antelope Canyon!
The slot canyon is located a little outside Page, Arizona. There is also an Upper Antelope Canyon, though the two are not connected. Both canyons are located on Navajo land so you must have a guide to go explore. I was kinda bummed about having to book a tour because I really don't like touristy things, but for this it was worth it! Mitch booked an afternoon tour for us with a company called Dixie Ellis' Lower Antelope Canyon Tours and it was a little over $38 per person to be down in the canyon for an hour. A little disclaimer: if you are driving to Page from Phoenix, you will go through an area that is in MDT instead of MST which will confuse your GPS and claim that you will be late for your tour. Have no fear! The time zone is in fact MST in Page and you will be just fine!
We arrived 30 minutes early for our tour and were separated into small groups and paired with a guide. Our guide's name was Orin and he was great! He was friendly and helped change settings on phones and cameras to have the pictures turn out just right. We started our walk down to the stairs that take everyone to the entrance of the canyon and it was hard to imagine what we were going to see. The top of the canyon looked like this and if you weren't paying attention, you would walk right past it!
We waited our turn at the top of the stairs as other groups went down to the canyon floor. Just looking around at the red rock that was surrounding us. Once we were told it was time to go, the stairs took us down about 115 feet and were steep! The bottom of the canyon was sandy and every corner we went around, provided beautiful views. Take a look!
The total distance for the tour was a little over a mile and every inch was wonderful. I am always so amazed by the art of nature and the way beautiful places like this are created. That water pouring through the canyon created all of the ridges and curves. So neat!
Since we were on the final tour of the day, we were able to spend about an hour and fifteen minutes exploring and taking awesome pictures. Everyone seemed to enjoy it! I know I did!
This was a perfect start to our Arizona adventure. It was an easy, neat place to visit and set the tone for the entire trip! Have you been to Antelope Canyon? Let me know in the comments! :)