Antelope Canyon’s formation came from years and years of rapid flowing water wearing away at the sandstone. Mother Nature eventually shaped the smooth edges and formed open slots that make the modern day pathways that we are able to walk through.
There are two parts to the canyon — Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. Lower is most known for its photography tour. While Upper Antelope Canyon is popular for its guided tours. The canyon sits on the Najvo tribal land and is sacred to the Native Americans.
Because of this, the only way to access the canyon is through a tour company. We went through Antelope Slot Canyon Tours which I highly recommend. A truck will take you on a ride from Page right up to the entrance of the canyon. Our tour guide was passionate about the rock formations and pointed out what she believed to see.
If your goal during the tour is to capture photos, be sure to slow your shutter speed to let more light in. If you’re shooting with your iPhone, our tour guide gave us the tip to use the Chrome filter to add more vibrancy to the purple and orange hues. Peak times of the day to catch the colors from the sun are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
You can see the natural wonder in photos, but there’s nothing like walking through this slot canyon and seeing it with your own eyes.