Antelope Canyon

When we began planning our trip, one of the first dots we put on the map was Page, AZ.  Perched on Lake Powell in on the edge of the Navaho Reservation, it’s the home of Antelope Canyon, a spectacular slot canyon.  We’ve had our reservations for Saturday’s tour for months.

We’re taken out to the canyon in pickup trucks outfitted with two bench seats in the bed.

Our limo.

Our limo.

In the twenty minute ride, half is on the road, and half is bouncing on the washboard-y canyon floor.  To put it mildly, it’s a rough ride.

I’ll let the photos do the talking.  If you ever get a chance to visit this area, do it.

When we got back to town, we decided to hike around the Rim Trail.  Page is built on a plateau, and there’s a trail that circles the town.  Dramatic views of Lake Powell can be seen to the north, and sharp dropoffs on several sides made us wonder about the wisdom of trying to navigate on our mountain bikes.  It would take nerves of steel.

Walking back to camp, we passed Big John’s BBQ.  Oh yeah, we had some of THAT for dinner!

John's first thoughts when we passed this huge smoker?  "I want one!"

John’s first thoughts when we passed this huge smoker? “I want one!”

Brisket, pulled pork, and awesome baked beans.  We have to fuel our bodies for travel into Utah today.  We’re camping near Canyonlands National Park for a few days.  Hoping the weather holds up, but the forecast doesn’t sound too good.

6 thoughts on “Antelope Canyon

      • That’s a real dilemma. You want to capture the magic forever, but in worrying about camera shots, you lose some of the essence of just being there. Glad you took photos this time, but I don’t blame you for wanting to go back to just immerse yourself in the experience. :)

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