Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon carved out by the same waters that flowed into the Colorado River and carved the Grand Canyon. The Antelope Canyon walls have been carved into what looks like fluid rock. Water from above Antelope Canyon travels through cracks and caverns in the sandstone until it builds up significant speed near Antelope Canyon. As the flood water rushes and spirals through the present formations, the water continually sands and reshapes the walls into masterpieces. This water eventually makes its way to Lake Powell and ultimately the Colorado River.
Antelope Canyon is within the Lake Powell Navajo tribal Park. Mostly the Navajo lead the tours into Antelope Canyon. Unaccompanied visitors to the Antelope Canyon are prohibited due to potential flash floods. In 1997, 11 tourists were killed by a flash flood. The danger comes from the water accumulating far from the canyon itself. It could rain 10 miles from Antelope Canyon and create a flash flood.
Antelope Canyon is the most famous slot canyon in the southwest. More people visit and photograph Antelope Canyon than any other formation of its kind. Antelope Canyon is a short jaunt from Lake Powell. Lake Powell cruises to Antelope Canyon are another popular way to access Antelope Canyon. While spending a vacation on a houseboat exploring the canyon walls of Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon will give you a deeper view into the beauty of the canyons.
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