Antelope Canyon – A Breathtaking Experience – In Northern Arizona

Flash floods, snakes…all you could ever ask for. Just kidding, this place was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to!

We went to see Antelope Canyon via Kens Tours in Arizona which is a magnificent site to see! The canyon has two separate parts, the lower (narrow at the bottom, wide on top) and the upper canyon (narrow at the top, wide at the bottom). We saw the lower canyon area, which is a longer trip but still didn’t take more than 1.5 hours so everyone can handle it. There was a mom carrying a tiny baby in flip-flops which might be a little too extreme but this is a great example that anyone can go through this canyon, even if you don’t think you are a big hiker!

To see the canyon we had to sign up for a tourist group because they only let people down there with a guide. Our group was 13 people big: Ben, I and eleven tourists from China…so we took a little longer going through the canyon because of all the picture taking time 😀

This is how the canyon looks from the ground:

if you are saying: where is the canyon, I can't see it?! It is that tiny crack on the ground!
if you are saying: where is the canyon, I can’t see it?! It is that tiny crack on the ground!We were in there!

Fun facts about Antelope Canyon:

  • The canyon was discovered in 1930 when a girl lost her sheep and wondered off to find her sheep. Don’t know if she found that sheep but she for sure she found something bigger. Let’s hope the sheep was alright.
  • The canyon used to provide a safe hiding place to the navajo girls and women when their men were fighting for the land
  • The canyon was formed ONLY by water floods and wind
  • They experience about 20 flash floods in a year. In 1997 11 people were killed in the canyon by flash flood caused due to havy rain (They weren’t really prepared for it back then)
  • The deepest point of the canyon is 132-ish feet can’t remember the exact number sorry. About 40 meters.

So the canyon from the inside is breath taking

On our way down to the canyon
On our way down to the canyon
Woman in the wind formation
“Lady in the wind” formation
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“The Lion” ( I think..I might remember wrong ) formation
The Bear formation
“The Bear” formation

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And this is me when the guide lady said: watch out when you are coming this way, there is a snake by the stairs…

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Solution: Level PRO!….Gently sprinting the other direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was such a wonderful experience (yes, including the snake), I had a chance to cross off another bucket list item and see something that I have been wanting to see, since I saw Antelope Canyon on the cover of National Geographic 🙂

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