Have you ever seen these rock formations and wondered where they came from? Page Arizona! That is where you will find these rock formations. I’ve always been awestruck, and amazed by these formations. So the question remains how did these caves / canyons / formations become what they are today?
Basically these canyons are made up of sandstone and they’re created by Massive flood waters that tear through the canyons and carve them out. what you’re looking at is Antelope Canyon. And if you’ve never been there it is an amazing experience. There is literally a photogenic moment and every bend.Some see the pictures can’t even do it justice. That should be amazing to you just look at the pictures and try not to be awestruck. So if it’s better in person and pictures and videos don’t do it justice wouldn’t it warn’t a trip there? I would think so.
So how do you prepare for a trip into Antelope Canyon?This is kind of a beginner’s hike, or maybe it’s not really a hike at all it’s more like a walk so if you’re not much of a hiker this one’s perfect for you. I would definitely bring water, good shoes, and don’t forget your camera! You’ll definitely need your camera you’ll be mad at yourself if you forget to bring it. Also there’s one other thing that you don’t want to forget and that is money. Don’t forget this is a national park and you need money to get in it’s normally anywhere from 30 to 60 bucks but that’ll give you a day pass to all the parks in Arizona.
Oftentimes people make a day trip out of 3 of Arizona parks on the same day. so first stop would be Antelope Canyon, next would be Horseshoe Bend, and after that would be the Grand Canyon. this way you’re able to make the most of your 30-60 bucks for your entrance fee into the park.
If it’s cloudy or looking like it’s going to rain just remember there’s a good chance that the shutdown Antelope Canyon. You really don’t want to miss Antelope Canyon so I would just keep it that day all together I would heading to Phoenix and maybe do some shopping and wait for some better weather. The reason that they closed down Antelope Canyon when it’s going to rain is for flash flooding. You do not want to be anywhere near Antelope Canyon when the flooding goes on. it’s a very serious and dangerous place to be whole Canyon fills up with water and the water moves at ridiculous speeds. Nature has a crazy way of making beautiful things. Just make sure you’re not there when Nature is deciding to chisel away at her Canyon.
One more thing I’d like to add before I am this is the best time to go into the canyon is 12 o’clock noon. and the reason is is because the light is directly overhead and allows for the most beautiful pictures. The Canyons light up in a reddish color at noon. Just the way the walls are the light shards coming through a really cool at this time of day. Make sure there’s no cloud cover and to see the light rays coming through and bouncing off the canyon walls.