Antelope Canyon


Antelope Canyon is located outside of Page, AZ. Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest, on Navajo land. It includes six separate, scenic slot canyon sections on the Navajo Reservation, referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon (or The Crack), Rattle Snake Canyon, Owl Canyon, Mountain Sheep Canyon, Canyon X and Lower Antelope Canyon (or The Corkscrew). It is the primary attraction of Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, along with a hiking trail to Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of Navajo Sandstone due to flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways eroded away, deepening the corridors and smoothing hard edges to form characteristic "flowing" shapes.










 We walked to the canyon entrance.


Some views of the entrance.







These photos are inside the canyon, in sequence as one travels toward the exit.

























We descended about 60 feet to the deepest point.  No photos are allowed on handrails or ladders.






My sister Jeannie and her husband Jeff.






Approaching the exit.















The canyon exit.

Dilophosaurus tracks just outside the canyon exit.