One day, I came across a picture of this place on Instagram. I dug deeper to find out where it was. Hit up some friends, drove a couple of hours to the middle of Nowhere, Arizona and ended up here. Spontaneous trips are the best trips!
Antelope Canyon is located on the outskirts of Paige Arizona, a small town which sits on the state border with Utah. It’s about a four hour drive from Phoenix… or six hours if you’re driving from Salt Lake City. With just over 7,000 inhabitants, Page may not seem like much at first, but it’s actually the host to over 3 million visitors from around the world every year. Some of the most photographed areas in the world are here in Page Arizona.
Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon, meaning that it is significantly deeper than it is wide. There are two main sections to this slot canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon and Upper Antelope Canyon. One has to book a guided tour ahead of time to be let in to the property. We left Phoenix at about 8:00 am and arrived to Lower Antelope Canyon just in time for our 12:30 tour. Midday tours are the most popular because the most sunlight illuminates the inside of the canyon and brings out the most color, making for the best possible photos.
You can reserve a spot at Ken’s Tours for only $28! Tours run every 20 minutes and last two hours with a maximum group size of 15 people. There is a fair amount of space and time allotted in between groups. Our tour guide was also very good at pointing out the best angles for photos and most notable tips of history in every corner of the canyon.
Photos just take themselves at Antelope Canyon, every turn and every corner of the canyon is as photogenic as the last. I recommend using the most wide angle lens you have. I used my Hero 4 Silver for all my photos, the wide FOV lens on the GoPro cameras will capture the best, most immersive content at Antelope Canyon.
If you would like to know more about this trip and which settings I used to take these photos, feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Page Arizona is also home to the famous Horseshoe Bend, click through to my next post to read more about it…