Follow the Leader
At Antelope Slot Canyon near Page, Arizona, a Navajo-led guided tour will let you explore the narrow passages and see the mesmerizing play of shadow and light on the rippled sandstone walls carved by water and time. The mysterious and haunting beauty of Antelope Canyon, also known as “Corkscrew Canyon,” awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular, yet little known, attractions of the Lake Powell area. Don’t forget your camera: this awe-inspiring sculpture set in stone is a must-see for amateur and professional photographers alike.
Sponsored by Arizona Office of Tourism
Quite the Visual Beauty, but...
...but be prepared to get scalped by the (Navaho) tour operator guides - my memory fails me, but I think it was over 50$/person. The tour was in a open-air bus which seated a dozen or so people and we rode over a wide sandy wash for about 10-15 minutes (it would have been very difficult to walk!) to the carved sandstone canyon. It's only some 40-50 yards long, but does have some spectacular erosion forming the smooth curves. Try to get there around noonish when the sun beams through some of the more-or-less vertical cuts. The guide will toss some sand in the air for visual effect and on the rocks to get the pretty time-lapse image. There are certain angles that provide nice images. It helps to have some geological-interest background to appreciate the unique formations. There ARE other slot canyons around, but some are restricted, or on Navajo lands.
55 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040, USA
Sun - Sat 7:30am - 5pm