The Navajo name for the canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.” Exactly what the canyon is.
The light, textures and shapes the water has created in the canyon are spectacular.
Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding. Rainwater during monsoon season, runs into the basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Still today the forms of the canyon can change from one day to the other after a huge flooding and continues to deepen.
While you’re there, visit also the famous and beautiful HorseShoe Bend, just minutes away.
You can visit the lower Antelope Canyon for $28.00 USD per person or the upper Antelope Canyon for $48.00 USD per person. Book online if you can.
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