Experience the best tour of the most photographed slot canyon.
– review of the tour (Page, Arizona).
After staring at a computer screensaver for years, I finally got to experience the utter amazement of the Upper Antelope Canyon in person. Like so many others we’ve seen those beautiful still photos all over our computers, calendars and office walls, but to be there among the 100-foot high twisting walls of light and color will change you and make you appreciate how great and beautiful our earth is.
We took the Sightseer’s Tour through Roger & Carolene Ekis Antelope Canyon Tours. This tour was incredible and the word has already gone out about it. When we arrived, they were booked solid for the next four days, but thankfully we had a reservation. Our Native American guide led us onto a huge flatbed truck and we buckled up for a quick twenty minute drive through the Navajo Reservation to the sand wash of the canyon’s entrance.
As our group pressed in we no longer saw sand, but rather the towering Navajo Sandstone that made up the Upper Antelope Canyon. This canyon has so many twists to it from the onslaught of wind and rain that it’s also been coined ‘Corkscrew Canyon’. It’s these odd shaped smoothed sandstone walls that refract the light in multiple ways to create some of the most amazing colors and photos anywhere on earth. At certain spots in the canyon, on specific times of the day, during a few summer months the walls let in gorgeous beams of light. To really see them, you can throw a handful of dust in the air. However, we weren’t there for the light beams, yet we saw more incredible images than I could even count. Some of the images had names like the Heart, the Bear, the Butte, the Eagle and the Snake.
Our guide was so knowledgeable, professional and the best at being hands-on with all of us. He showed us not only where to shoot the best shots, but even how to shoot them whether from a camera or a smart phone. He told us everything about this quarter mile long canyon and answered everyone’s questions in turn. We saw debris high up from flash floods and holes in the wall from a National Geographic film crew. He told us stories of rattle snakes falling into the canyon and how they’ve had to quickly push them out, but our guide kept us all safe including my crazy two year old son. What I loved most about our guide was his singing of Native American songs as we trekked through the canyon. When we reached the end, we got to turn around and go back, shooting anything we originally missed.
This tour and this place are truly magical and you should definitely come just southeast of Page, Arizona to these Antelope Canyon Tours also featuring a longer Photography Tour. Coming to Upper Antelope Canyon is like jumping into the most beautiful pictures and experiencing them personally.