Antelope Canyon & Surrounds

December 2016

From Monument Valley, we headed over to the Page/Lake Powell areas of Arizona. We'd pre-booked a tour of Antelope Canyon well in advance of our trip, so our other sightseeing was time-limited, but we did manage to squeeze in a few goodies.

Horseshoe Bend

I made the mistake of hiking out to the viewpoint in my heavy coat, puffer vest and a few more layers (it had been cold!) and pretty much wanted to die.

My GoPro was the only lens I had on me that was wide enough for this.

Glen Canyon Dam

We passed Glen Canyon Dam on our way to our Antelope Canyon tour site and decided to hope out for a quick look-see.

Antelope Canyon

The highlight of this area, for me, and our main reason for stopping here. This canyon is over touristed, but it's stunning. I can't recommend it enough.

We booked a Photographer & Friends tour with Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours in advance of our trip. The benefit of this kind of tour is that the guides will heed crowds away for your photo-ops. Our tour guides did an amazing job of holding back crowds so we could shoot in two minute sprees with no people in our photos. You can't tell but there were about 300 people in this canyon with us - that's apparently normal.

Spoiler Warning: The falling sand is not a natural phenomenon. The tour guides toss sand onto the rocks in order for photographers to capture this effect.

Thanks, dude.

This is the way in.

Navajo Bridge

We stopped at Navajo Bridge on the way to our AirBnB. Such great light on the rocks here. I'd love to go back just to explore more of the surrounding area.

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