Antelope Canyon
Page, AZ
December 2004


The entrances to upper and lower Antelope Canyon are easy to miss. Only small signs along route 98 mark these attractions. This is the only sign to indicate the site.


The booth were you pay the entrance fee.


Approaching the canyon, it is totally unremarkable from the ground level.


In the background is the giant chimneys of a power plant. It is the chimneys and their smoke that you will see many miles before Page, AZ.


Rosalie and Chelsea are descending to the canyon. The entrance is a slit of a gap.


Antelope Canyon is a small but exquisitely beautiful geological formation in northern Arizona. It is not a national or state park and is often overlooked by many tourists visiting the area. It takes only an hour or two to see it all, but it is worth the time. Its unsurpassed beauty is breathtaking. It is a photographer's dream.


The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse bighnilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet elevation and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed. Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdestwazi, or "spiral rock arches." Both are located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation. We only visited the lower one.


One has to navigate through the small gaps.