The mysterious, magnificent colors of Antelope Canyon make it the most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.

 This masterpiece of color is located near Page, Arizona, and the Lake Powell area. This is actually made up of two slot canyons. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.”

Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi which in Navajo means “spiral rock arches.” Antelope Canyon was formed mostly by erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and water rushing through the rocks.

The risk of flash floods is but one reason Antelope Canyon is not accessible without a guide. Yet people come from all over the world to visit the Navajo Nation and to try out this photographic extravaganza.

Upper Antelope Canyon is at about 4,000 feet elevation. It is the most popular of the two canyons since the upper has a fairly flat ground which requires no climbing. Also because the glorious shafts of sunlight are most common here. The spectacular canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed. Throughout the year and depending upon the time of day, nature will surprise you in this amazing canyon with the changing masterpiece of color variations, sunbeams, and visible textures.

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