Antelope Canyon - Page 2
Page, AZ
December 2004

The Lower Antelope Canyon "visitors center".

To elder Navajos, entering a place like Antelope Canyon was like entering a cathedral. They would probably pause before going in, to be in the right from of mind and prepare the protection and respect. This would also allow them to leave with an uplifted feeling of what Mother Nature has to offer, and to be in harmony with something greater than themselves. It was (and is) a spiritual experience.

Antelope Canyon is located a few miles of east of Page, Arizona. Actually there are two antelope Canyon's located on either side of route 98. Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon are both owned by the Navajo Nation. Unfortunately, they charge separate entry fees of about $18 per person for each part of this attraction. Since the upper and lower canyons are very similar, you need visit only one. We chose to visit only the lower one.

They are located about five miles east of Page just before the great Navajo power generating plant. A small admissions booth and a parking lot are the only noticeable features in the desert landscape (the "visitors center" above).

This is a memorial to the seven people who died in the canyon in 1997 during a flash flood.