Antelope Canyon is a fantastic slot canyon that attracts so many tourists and photographers from all over the world to amazing Navajo land that locates in the East of Page, Arizona. Here are some facts you might not know about the Antelope Canyon.
There was an incident in 1997; twelve hikers were swept away by a flood in the lower part of the Antelope Canyon. The result of the event, eleven of them lost their lives. After that, daily tours plan and guide by Navajo people. You cannot enter the canyon without a guide!
The stairs of the lower part of the canyon are hazardous; you can easily slip and fall. To prevent any accidents; you have to hold tight by your both hands, you are not allowed to take a picture while going down or up of the steps. It’s dangerous, don’t try it. I took the below picture with my guide before entering the steps.
Best time to visit the Antelope Canyon is from April to November.
Be sure to ask for photo tips to your guide in the Canyon. I promise they will give great tips to get great shots of the Canyon.
There are two types of tours; regular touristic tours and photo tours. Here is an important tip; do not forget to book them in advance. Especially the photo tours book so fast.
There are rules! If you do not follow them, you can be kicked out of the Antelope Canyon by your guide. No joke!
There are two parts of the Canyon; the lower portion and the upper part.
The upper canyon is called “Tsebighanilini” by the Navajo people; meaning “the place where water runs through rocks.”
The lower canyon is called “Hazdistazi” by the Navajo people; meaning “spiral rock arches.”
Antelope Canyon was discovered by a Navajo girl who was herding sheep in the area around 1931.
The Canyon got its name from the Antelopes that grazed in the area.
The Canyon became famous when a European tourist took a picture of the gorgeous canyon and posted it on social media, and it went viral.
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