Antelope Canyon

November 22, 2014: You may recognize these photos from the opening credits of Jeopardy (or is it only us that still watch Jeopardy?!). It is Antelope Canyon, famous slot canyons located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona.

The canyons are made of sandstone and apparently each sandstone ‘ring’ represents five thousand years!

Since 1997, when the Navajo Tribe declared the area a Navajo Tribal Park, the canyons are only accessible to visitors accompanied by a Navajo tour guide. Tours are available to view the Upper or Lower Canyon. The Upper Canyon is practically at ground level whereas the Lower Canyon requires walking down into the canyon and then slowly ascending back up to ground level. The Upper Canyon is narrower at the top and wider at the bottom resulting in amazing sun beams during certain times of the year and day. The Lower Canyon is wider at the top and narrower at the bottom and has better early hours light.

After much research, Michael selected Ken’s Tours and the Lower Canyon tour. The canyon and the tour were outstanding! Our tour guide, Chez, did a remarkable job pointing out interesting features, speaking with everybody, instructing on the most appropriate camera settings, and even taking photos for folks. Photographs are the best way to illustrate the beauty but only convey part of the overall experience. I highly recommend you visit and also highly recommend Ken’s Tours.

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