Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon or Tsé bighánílíní, "The place where water runs through rocks” is a very popular tourist spot in Northern Arizona. It is just a few minutes away from the town of Paige, a few hours away from where we were at the Grand Canyon. This was a last minute addition to our trip and I am so glad we added it!! 

You have to pay for a tour to go into the canyon; you can’t just go in by yourself. I was kind of bummed about this at first but it actually ended up being kind of nice. We used the “Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours”. Our tour guide was a Navajo Indian and his grandmother was actually the one who rediscovered the canyon while she was out looking for sheep.

Antelope Canyon was created by the erosion of the sandstone, this was mostly from flash flooding. The rain, flooding and other sub-aerial process led to this flowing shape erosion that can be seen in the canyon. You can really see the flowing shape in the Upper Canyon and it looks even more mesmerizing with the sunlight hitting it! 

I would highly recommend taking the time to check this place out if you are going to be in Arizona! It is a rare beauty that leaves you with some unreal pictures!