Our first stop was Antelope Point Marina where construction is ongoing. The marine is already complete with boat rentals and courtesy slips, a restaurant, convenience and gift store. Later plans include a resort village.
|The scenery was nice and the picture below became a favorite of mine.|
|Antelope Point Marina with pretty good background scenery.|
Before the highway, before the dam, before the city of Page was even an idea, spectacular Antelope Canyon was a point of reverence to the Navajo people.
The English name for the slot canyon comes from the herds of pronghorn antelope that used to roam freely in the canyon.
To the Navajo, it is "the place where water runs through rocks" and/or "spiral rock arches"
|Wayne with our Navajo guide, Nikki with her native musical instrument which she played during our canyon tour.|
|Entry into the canyon.... complete with steps...|
The remaining photos are mostly without captions or explanation except where needed to appreciate the picture. Enjoy them.
|The bumps are calcium deposits|
|Tight squeeze to get the best photo for someone.|
|Sand, small sticks and other debris can blow into the canyon and settle in the little spaces. This one looked like a bowl.|
|See the two tiny heads at the bottom of the picture.|
|The people look so little inside the canyon!|
Our tour of Antelope Canyon lasted almost two thrilling hours. Finally, we emerged at the other end and snapped another picture or two. Yes, Wayne was really glad he did it.
|At the canyon exit.|
|You can see the other visitors not yet emerged from the canyon.|