Gently carved and formed by the erosion of Navajo sandstone over the course of countless centuries, Antelope Canyon outside of Page, AZ is one of the most bewildering places on earth.
Of all the places along the Colorado that I’ve seen, including the Grand Canyon, for some reason I almost wanted to be let down by Horseshoe Bend.
Lower Antelope Canyon is the less visited of the two (but still very busy!!) because there is some climbing up and down some steep ladders and at about a half mile long, it’s more of a hike.
Upper Antelope Canyon is the most visited of the two because not only is it all ‘ground-level,’ not requiring any climbing, but being relatively short (only about 600′ long), it can be a quick and easy excursion.
Monument Valley had been on my list to visit and photograph for a long time. I had driven by on US 163 a few times, always mid-day on my way home from other adventures, but I finally set aside specific time to stop and get into the park for some golden hours during a four day road trip.
There are certain iconic images that I seem to see everywhere. Some I can shake out of my head pretty quickly, but others stick with me to the point of near-obsession.
A few weeks after our trek, we came to learn that this area of the Bright Angel Trail is called “the Death Zone” because approximately 200 people are rescued