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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A to Z Blogfest Around the World in 30 Days -- Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon One MMSikes
The Passenger to Paradise didn't have to think very hard to get her "P" travel post for the A to Z Blogfest Challenge post. After all, she just returned from an amazing trip to Arizona. Probably the most memorable experience of the entire adventure was the three-hour drive from Sedona to Page.

Before last week, the Passenger and her DH had never hear of Antelope Canyon. They certainly had no idea there were both a Lower and an Upper Canyon. After overhearing a couple in a restaurant discussing Antelope Canyon with their waitress, they decided to find out more. At a Sedona tourist information center, they learned that some of the most fantastic scenery in the world could be found within the walls of the narrow slotted canyons. Although they wanted to travel north to visit the Grand Canyon again, they decided they would first head farther north to Page. The canyons were only about three miles east of that community which is located just south of the Utah border.

Leaving Sedona at about 7 a.m., the Passenger and her DH reached Cameron Trading Post at 10 a.m. where they stopped for a delicious breakfast. The post is on the Navajo Indian Reservation and features some major local crafts for visitors to buy and a little museum that displays some of the older relics. It's about an hour's drive from there to Page.

Before reaching Page they had to decide whether to tour the Upper Antelope Canyon or the Lower Antelope Canyon or maybe both. They decided on the Lower Canyon (which was really the upper location on the map). It was amazing. After paying $52 in fees, along with another couple, they followed Chris, their guide, into the Canyon. The Passenger put her camera down only long enough to climb ladders and rocks ever deeper into the Canyon during the hour-long excursion. There were photo ops everywhere--front, back, up, and down.

Olen and Monti
At the end of the day, it was too late to drive back down to the Grand Canyon before sunset. Now they have to plan another Sedona trip to visit that Seven Wonder of the World once again.

The Passenger took dozens of photos. She could not get enough of the scenic beauty of the Canyon.


Amy Sikes said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Monti said...

Thanks, Amy!

Alexandra Heep said...

Arizona is one of my favorite states, although I have never been there. Nice pics.

Marcie said...

I have been to the Grand Canyon last summer, and to a few others in other states. But I have never heard of the one you visited! Beautiful picture by the way! I am visiting for the A-Z Blog Challenge!

Monti said...

Thanks for coming by, Alexandra. Arizona has gorgeous scenery--in and around Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and now the Antelope Canyons, Upper and Lower. You should plan a visit, if possible.

Monti said...

We never heard of Antelope Canyon until last week. The canyon walls are incredibly beautiful.

Thank you, Marcie, and thanks for the A to Z visit!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh wow! I used to live in Arizona, but we never made it to Antelope Canyon.

Monti said...

The canyon appears to be not so well known. Most people are more interested in visiting the Grand Canyon!

Thanks for commenting, Alex!