Lower Antelope Canyon, AZ
This is a bucket list must if you live in Phoenix. There are two canyons, formally named the Pariah Canyons. The upper is famous for beams of light coming down through the sandy inside. The lower is famous for narrow paths and being no where near as crowded as the upper. Thus my friend Rick and I chose the lower canyon. The cost per person is $28 and its absolutely worth it. There’s a photography tour available for $50 as well but I really didn’t see the need for that. In addition, to do the photography tour a tripod is mandatory. Anyone with decent knowledge of a DSLR can figure out you dont need a tripod in the canyon. Its well lit. The canyon tour is about an hour and 15 minutes and they run every 20 minutes. While we were on the tour I was worried that we would have a bunch of people in our pictures but they spaced people out well enough so that didn’t happen. The tour guide we had was great. He helped people with their cameras if they needed it and kept everything moving at a nice pace.
Once your tour starts you walk about a quarter mile to the start of the canyon. It doesn’t look like much until you get pretty close!
The stairs down into it are pretty daunting to look at. But they aren’t bad.
At first look, already mesmerizing. I read reviews before about not changing lenses inside the canyon due to dust. I changed my lens three times inside and have no more sensor dust than I normally do. Carry on as normal everyone.
Looking up is key, the canyon walls go pretty high up and the views are absolutely out of this world
There are stairs everywhere. They are super sturdy and super steep. Whoever built them did a fantastic job!
Some of the narrow paths. For the most part its not bad, you just have to be careful to not hit your head.
This is our group to show a size comparison.
My buddy rick taking pics with his a6000
Heres the exit, its pretty well hidden. Hopefully this has inspired you to visit the Antelope canyons, thanks for reading!antelope, blog, bucketlist, canyon, explore, indian reservation, james fleishel, lower, lower antelope canyon, pariah, Photography, roadtrip, slot, slot canyon, travel, travel blog, wanderlust