Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Credit: Ian Parker

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon located in Arizona on Navajo land.

It was formed over the years by flash flooding that eroded the sandstone. Flash flooding is still a danger to visitors today with the last major flash flood occurring in 2006. Tourists may only visit the canyon with a guide because of this flood danger.

There are two sections of the canyon: Upper Antelope Canyon (also called The Crack) and Lower Antelope Canyon (also called The Corkscrew). The Navajo call the Upper Canyon Tse’ bighanilini, meaning “the place where water runs through rocks.” The Lower Canyon is called Hasdestwazi, meaning “spiral rock arches.”

The canyons can both be found within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, in Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. There are entrance fees for both canyons, and these fees provide the Navajo Nation with much needed income.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Credit: Luca Galuzzi
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Credit: Luca Galuzzi
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Credit: Nick Melidonis
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Credit: Moondigger
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
Credit: Andreas Peckl
Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States
Credit: Luca Galuzzi

6 thoughts on “Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

  1. THese are the MOST ABSOLUTELY AWESOMELY BEAUTIFUL BREATHTAKING PHOTOS of a small part of the GREAT STATE OF ARIZONA!!! I have personally never been there, but thanks to the photographer~~~I have just witnessed places i would never have had the chance to. THANK YOU!!!

  2. Had plan to hike to this amazing canyon last time we headed west to Arizona for a road trip to see the grand Canyon but will definitely go back and catch it now that I’ve seen these. I’ve seen some great ones of this landmark, but these are an awesome collection and make it more appealing than any others groups of images of it I’ve seen. Thanks!

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