Visiting the Sandstone Mountains in Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Another impressive place to visit in the Page, Arizona area is Antelope Canyon. This canyon lies just to the east of Page, Arizona.  In this canyon, rushing water has carved breathtaking slot canyons into these sandstone mountains.

To get there, take State Route 98 from US Route 89 to Milepost 299.  From here, follow the signs to Antelope Canyon.

There are two slot canyons to tour here. One is the lower Antelope which extends a quarter mile into the Colorado Plateau. The other is the upper Antelope slot Canyon.

Filtered light streams inside the canyon walls from openings in the top. This casts light and shadow on the various colored sandstone walls inside the narrow canyon walls.

The canyons can be extremely dangerous when flowing water goes through them.  In 1997, 11 visitors failed to leave the canyons when told by site guides. They were swept away to their deaths by powerful flood waters raging through the canyon.

As a result, the Navajo Nation maintains a close watch on local weather conditions in the area. They will closes the canyon tours down if there is rainfall in the area.

The cost of admission to the Antelope Canyon-Lake Powell Navajo Tribal park is $6.00 for adults. Children aged 7 or younger are free.

The Navajo Nation requires that you only enter the Antelope Canyon upper or lower areas with an authorized Navajo tour guide.

Guided  tours can be booked from their webpage or via phone.  Tours vary in price depending on the length of time and which parts of the Canyon are to be explored.

This is definitely a trip worth paying to take if you visit this area. The Antelope Canyon is a unique and memorable adventure unlike other areas you might visit.