Antelope Canyon in Arizona, underground caves with a thousand colours

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Now that we can’t travel very much, we can look at photos and videos and dream of places that we might visit one day. Today we candream of visiting Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

Not everyone recognizes him by the name but it’s as photographed as a celebrity and as soon as you see the photos, you will immediately recognise it.

There are actually two canyons, called Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. They are separated by a road. To go there you must have a Navajo guide, in fact this canyon is located in a reserve of these Native Americans. Managed by Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, the canyon can only be visited with a tour.

The Upper Canyon is more accessible and appropriate for children and the elderly, while the Lower Canyon includes steep stairs and needs to be a little agile but is considered by all to be the most beautiful.

What is Antelope Canyon in Arizona?

Unlike other famous rock formations, Antelope Canyon doesn’t seem to be great at first glance, but as soon as you go down you will see wonderful things. In fact, the canyon is always included in all lists of the best natural wonders.

Due to its composition sandstone is highly prone to erosion and can easily be carved into diverse and fascinating structures. The canyon lies 37 meters underground and is the result of millions of years of wind and floods.

But what makes Antelope Canyon in Arizona unique are the many colors. The sand in the canyon should be red, thanks to its iron content. However, it also contains quartz which creates amazing effects and changes colour tones with the light. The canyon is located in the middle of Arizona in a place that is not easy to reach. You will have to get to Page the nearest town with an airport, but this area is quite isolated. Realistically many of us, if not geology or Arizona enthusiasts, will never visit it. But it’s always nice to dream.

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