PLACE: Antelope Canyon
LOCATION: Page, Arizona, USA
NOTORIOUS: Slot Canyon
NEAREST AIRPORT: PHX, Pheonix (4.5 hour drive) or Las Vegas (4.75 hour drive)
COORDINATES: 36.8618° N, 111.3743° W
CURRENCY: American Dollar
Woah, one of my friends posted a picture visiting this place and it took me about 20 minutes to find it by just searching amazing canyon in Arizona. No, but seriously. The canyon is this trippy and smoothly carved architecture of sandstone, caused most obviously by erosion. Flash flooding still occurs in the canyon and may, at times, result in up to several months of closing. Since 1997 the area has been accessible only by permit as it is now a Navajo Tribal Park.
The upper part of the canyon is slightly closed at the top while the lower is slightly open to the sky. They each have different fees as the lower includes a compulsory $20 tour. Lake Powell is not only gorgeous (see below) it is extremely close to the canyon – the blogs are listing a bunch of hotels in the area. Looks like a win-win to me. Great alternative if you’re in Vegas and have already seen the Grand Canyon a few times.