Page, Arizona

Photograph Antelope Canyon

Originally added by Mark Handy

Explore breathtaking slot canyons with wonderful lighting throughout the day. The tours are guided tours by local Navajo.

Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, and requires you to book a tour guide. But don’t let that dissuade you – this natural marvel is well worth it, and this is a must-do for amateur and professional photographers alike.

The canyon is divided into two primary areas: Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse' bighanilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet elevation and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed. Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdestwazi, or "spiral rock arches." Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

Tours can be purchased in nearby Page, Arizona and range from $30 to $80 per person, depending on the time of the day and length of the tour.

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Great, unique photography experience. Expect crowds.

We went to the Lower canyon and had a great time, you can get some pretty unique pictures here. However, expect crowds. It can be difficult to photograph since you have to go in a tour group and there will always be people all around you, but it can be done. I'd recommend this to most anyone. I'd advise going to the lower canyon early morning or late afternoon, as the direct sunlight at midday makes the lighting really hard to get shots.

One of my most favorite places

(The full five stars goes to the place, not the tour we took.) Went through Antelope Slot Canyon Tours: Not much of a tour, but AMAZING place. SUGGESTED MAIN POINTS: -Go on Scenic Tour at peak hour; next catch Lower Antelope Canyon -Very touristy -OK Tour; BEST scenery EVER. If you're looking to learn about the geology and culture of the place and people, I suggest you don't take this tour. However, the place is sacred and so breath-taking, I swear it IS one of my favorite spots in the world, so far. My boyfriend and I decided to go at the peak hour because that is when the light rays come in, offering excellent shots for photographers. It was pretty crowded when we were there, but apparently that isn't considered 'busy' to the tour guides. I guess the tour guides are so used to people caring only about their photos that they just TELL you how and where to take pictures. And, factor in that people from all over the world go to see this site and don't speak English. So, you might as well just hand them your camera and let them take your pictures for you... I really felt rushed and the open car ride to the place was extremely bumpy and dusty. After you take this quick tour to see the Upper Antelope Canyon, hurry over to the Lower Antelope Canyon for a discounted price. THAT tour was similar but MUCH quieter and just as, if not, BETTER than the Upper Antelope Canyon scenery.

Indescribable <3

Antelope Canyon is truly magical. I believe a tour is now required to be able to go, and that means you will be with a whole bunch of people. The experience of the tour was not the best for me, since there were so many people always getting in your shot, plus long lines inside the canyon.. But the canyon itself was BEAUTIFUL.

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