Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon information

Lonely Planet review

Unearthly in its beauty, Antelope Canyon is a popular slot canyon on the Navajo Reservation a few miles east of Page and open to tourists by Navajo-led tour only. Wind and water have carved sandstone into an astonishingly sensuous temple of nature where light and shadow play hide and seek. Less than a city block long (about a quarter-mile), its symphony of shapes and textures are a photographer's dream.

Lighting conditions are best around mid-morning between April and September, but the other months bring smaller crowds and a more intimate experience. Four tour companies offer trips into upper Antelope Canyon. These tours can feel a bit like a cattle call, but the uniqueness of the experience make a visit worthwhile. The guides at Roger Ekis' Antelope Canyon Tours will help you find the best photo angles during the the 90-minute Sightseer's Tour. Price includes $6 tribal fee.