The Grand Canyon State is filled with gems just waiting to be explored. One of them is Antelope Canyon in Arizona. The beautiful red rock slot canyon features sandstone walls and natural skylights that you'll have to see to believe.

Antelope Canyon is one of the state's best-kept secrets. Located in the city of Page, this natural wonder was created by seasonal rains and wind thousands of years ago. 

With narrow passageways that span 8 to 12 feet wide, you'll feel like a true adventurer navigating between the sandstone walls. Call us, Indiana Jones ll. 

If you want to see this magnificent sight up-close, you'll have to purchase a permit and book a tour. Some excursion fees include the cost of the permit. You can find the complete list of touring companies here

The upper canyon is the most popular because the sun shines down perfectly, creating a natural skylight. If you believe in magic, this comes pretty darn close.

Grab your camera and prepare to capture the sight forever. It's recommended to visit between March and October from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

If you prefer to have fewer crowds, we recommend viewing the lower canyon between November and March. The Navajo refer to it as "Hazdistazí – which means "Spiral Rock Arches." 

There's a wave-like wall in Upper Antelope Canyon that, at the right angle, looks like a heart. How cute!

Due to overcrowding, touring agencies no longer allow photo-tours as reported by AZ Central. This means that tripods, drones, and other equipment are prohibited, but you can still bring your phone or camera for pictures.  

If you're just visiting the state, this gem is the perfect place to stop by if you've seen the Grand Canyon already. 

All we know is that snapping a photo in the canyon is on our bucket list. It's a great place to visit at any time of the year. 

Antelope Canyon

Price: Varies by touring agency 

Address: Page, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can walk through this canyon featuring wave-like walls and natural skylights. 


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