Antelope Canyon in Arizona is so much more than an interesting geological formation. The rich, fiery orange of hue and smooth slopes and curves of these rocks draws in eager hikers and photographers into the canyon year after year. In describing this place to other people, visitors use words like “astonishing” and “magical,” and this canyon actually lives up to the hype. But there’s only one way to visit the canyon that respects the landscape and leaves behind little to no footprint.
How to get to Antelope Canyon
The canyon is part of Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, and there are two access points: Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. If you’re staying in Phoenix, the drive to the park is around 4 hours. However, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park is just 10 minutes from Page, a small town of about 8,000 people – there are hotels and resorts there and in Lake Powell that will put you closer to the canyon.