Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Nation near Page Arizona is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest, mostly because it is easily accessible.
It is located near Page on Navajo Nation land, just outside Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and close to AZ 98 a few miles east of town (at milepost 299).
Antelope Canyon is a narrow, red-sandstone slot canyon with convoluted corkscrew formations, dramatically illuminated by light streaming down from above.
The best photos are taken at high noon, when light filters through the slot in the canyon surface.
According to The Navajo Parks & Recreation:
The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse’ bighanilini, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.”
A long time ago, herds of pronghorn antelope roamed freely in Antelope Canyon, which explains the canyon’s English name.
Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet elevation and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed.
Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdestwazi, or “spiral rock arches.” Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park Office
P.O. Box 4803
Page, AZ 86040
(928) 698-2808 voice (928) 698-2820 fax
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
General Admission (ages 8yrs & older) – $6.00
Ages 7 or younger – Free
Entrance Fee Station Hours (Mountain Standard Time year round)
Peak Season (late March – November 1) 8:00am – 5:00pm, 7 Days a week
Off Season (November 2 – early March) 9:00am – 3:00pm, 7 Days a week