The Antelope Canyon in Arizona
The Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo land within the state of Arizona, the southwestern United States. It was formed due to erosion in the sandstone rock caused by flooding in the area, which are quite common.
Its walls, which can reach 40 meters on some points, have acquired some really spectacular ways. Thanks also to the narrowness of the canyon, it is a very photogenic and certainly very visited place.
By Darren Huski
The canyon consists of two distinct parts: first the top called “Tsé bighánílín” in Navajo, which means “the place where water runs through rocks”, and secondly the bottom, “Hazdistazí”, translated as “spiral rock arches.”
Heavy rains can cause the total flooding of the canyon in minutes, which can be very dangerous for visitors. In fact, the place made headlines in 1997 due to the death of 11 tourists.
By Rob Kroenert
The entrance to Antelope Canyon is restricted for licensed tour guides only.
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