Page, Arizona (a photographer’s dream date)

Antelope Canyon:

Antelope Canyon is a magnificent slot canyon located in Page, Arizona. Stepping inside this canyon, is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s a photographer’s dream with its beautiful ambient lighting, colors, and depth.

The only way you can get into Antelope Canyon, is by tour because it is located on Navajo Nation Land. You will have to buy a permit to enter Navajo Territory as well as an additional fee for the tour, prices vary. Do like we did, and go straight to Upper Antelope Canyon’s access point. There you will find a couple tour buildings where you can pay and then leave for the tour directly from there. You can sign up for a group tour (this is what we did) or if you have the money and the right camera equipment, you can buy a photographer’s pass. With that pass, you can go on a private tour with your tour guide so you won’t have to deal with a big group of people. In our group tour, we had a wonderful Navajo tour guide who knew every nook and cranny in that canyon. He even helped people with their cameras to get the best possible lighting for the best photograph.

eagle rock

Upper Antelope Canyon is where most tour guides will take you because of it’s easier terrain. There is still some climbing up and down steps and some rocky terrain as well as narrow areas of the canyon that you have to walk through. Once inside the canyon, temperatures drop about 20 degrees, so keep that in mind and choose your clothes wisely. Lower Antelope Canyon is more difficult and a little more dangerous. This is the canyon where 11 people died in 1997 due to a flash flood which may be the reason why you are required to have a guide at all times now. Keep in mind, if you and your date are looking for adventure, this may not be the place. It isn’t very private due to having to go in groups with a tour guide, but it is certainly a magical place to see together.

the exit

Horseshoe Bend:

Horseshoe Bend was a Pinterest find I wanted to see that was also located in Page, AZ and I am so glad I did! Not only is Antelope Canyon an incredible place to see, this was just as beautiful. Horseshoe Bend is a breathtaking canyon, part of the Colorado River featuring an array of colors.

It is accessible by a strenuous walk/hike up and down a hill from a designated parking area so be sure to bring plenty of water. The lookout area is on top of a steep cliff, as you can see, but it is the perfect place for photographs.

 

Thank you all for reading. I hope you enjoy your perfect photography date in Page, Arizona. Post your experience below in the comments!

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