Upper Antelope Slot Canyon
Southeast of Page on the Navajo Reservation lies the most photographed slot canyon in northern Arizona.
Gently carved from the Navajo sandstone over the course of countless millennia, Upper Antelope Canyon is one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Over thousands of years, wind and water scoured a narrow crevice in the mesa to form a slot canyon. Sometimes called “Corkscrew” Canyon, Upper Antelope Canyon measures a quarter mile long and 130 feet deep. It is reached by traveling a 3.5-mile-long dry (most of the time) sandy wash that runs south from State Route 98. From the entrance, it’s an easy stroll through the upper chamber, which is fairly level.
Antelope Canyon has become a favorite destination for pro and amateur photographers, tourists, and movie producers. The colors are rich and deep in the morning and afternoon. You can see shafts of light from April through October, although they are strongest during the summer.
The Navajo Nation has restricted access to this canyon; you’ll need to pay a fee and hire a guide to visit. Three companies offer two types of tours: