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Old 07-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #15
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Entrance fees are $6 for the Navajo Park fee and $20 for the guide fee for a total of $26 a person for the basic tour.
It's been a while but as I remember the lower canyon is on public land so it's free. You may also be able to enter the canyon by boat from Lake Powell.

Not very likely, but beware of flash floods. It doesn't have to be raining where you are. A thunderstorm upstream can flood the canyon.
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It's been a while but as I remember the lower canyon is on public land so it's free. You may also be able to enter the canyon by boat from Lake Powell.

Not very likely, but beware of flash floods. It doesn't have to be raining where you are. A thunderstorm upstream can flood the canyon.
Allow me to sort out some of this.
I was there July 4, 2009, so my information is current.

The Lower Canyon inside of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area up to the Glen Canyon NPS Boundry, a part of the National Park System, you could access from the water inside the park paid for by your admission to Glen Canyon/Lake Powell.

The remainder of Antelope Canyon is entirely on Navajo Reservation Land and is inside their Navajo Tribal Park Boundary. To enter this area without paying the fee is trespassing prosecutable by the Navajo Nation Courts....capiche?...not Arizona Courts....Navajo Courts.

The Navajo have stepped up in places across the reservation and are very slowly developing a Navajo Tribal Park System. They are continuing to develop Antelope Marina at Lake Powell. They have built a new hotel at Monument Valley inside the Tribal Park at the visitor center. They have future plans for Marble Canyon South of Page, they now have a casino in Gallup....yessir, things are changing.
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"Antelope Canyon Glow" - Inside Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ. When the sun is at the right angle, the walls seem to glow in a slot canyon. There are places the canyon is only a few feet wide, and other places it is 15 ft wide. It is a crack in the navajo sandstone, eroded by flash floods water and wind over time. Can be done 50" x 59" maximum size.


The guide says the Navajo go into the canyons when they are full of trouble and the swirls in the rocks take the troubles away. When the canyon gets too full of people's troubles, it brings the floods to wash them out. Neat thought.

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Old 08-01-2009, 07:31 PM   #18
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Really nice pictures

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These images are from Lower Antelope Canyon. Lower AC requires more physical ability than Upper Antelope, which is across the road. Lower AC requires descending ladders into the slot canyon, and continued scrambling down ladders and rocks for the length of the slot, then climbing a ladder out for the trail back to the parking lot. It is also a little longer than Upper Antelope. The Navajo fee was $26 a head.
Upper Antelope could be done by people on canes and walkers....sandy level bottom, the Navajo guide hauls you and a pickup load from the parking lot up the wash to the slot in their vehicle, then they tour you for 40 minutes or so, and haul you back.
I believe the fee is the same as Lower Antelope.
dscluchfc, Beautiful pictures thanks for posting!

From all the other comments from folks saying that Antelope Canyon is on their list of things to do, makes me wonder if a FCU Rally is in order?
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From all the other comments from folks saying that Antelope Canyon is on their list of things to do, makes me wonder if a FCU Rally is in order?
Now that's a heck of an idea.

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I too would be up for that.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:20 AM   #21
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How about a 4CU photo tour?

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Sooo, my suggestion would be for a tour of some of these spots rather than a several-day stay at just one. Either would work of course because there is just so much to see and do. For those of us who could take perhaps 2 weeks or more, we could travel from one place to another together. I truly enjoy photographing with others and am always fascinated to see how each person can see the same place so differently. That's exciting. We could get together and share our images along the way and learn from one another.

If others are interested, I'd love to help put a tour together for next spring or summer.
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From all the other comments from folks saying that Antelope Canyon is on their list of things to do, makes me wonder if a FCU Rally is in order?
Jerry, you guys might tempt me to make a return visit!

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David, those are super great! I know you are very proud of them. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow, who woulda thought a few photos would stimulate such interest that it might evolve into an FCU Rally at Page, or even a FCU Caravan of the entire "Greatest Road Trip in America" loop???????

The loop is Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Hwy 12, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon/Lake Powell, Petrified Forrest, Canyon de Chelley, Monument Valley, Hovenweep, Mesa Verde....start at any point on the loop.

Page is centrally located in "The Grand Circle" for a Rally by either AirForums or FCU. Lots to do there with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Grand Staircase Escalante, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, all being day trip distance away from Page.

Too bad my travels are now done until at least Spring Break March 2010.
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As we all know, the Four Corners is a landscape photographer's dream.

Sooo, my suggestion would be for a tour of some of these spots rather than a several-day stay at just one. Either would work of course because there is just so much to see and do. For those of us who could take perhaps 2 weeks or more, we could travel from one place to another together. I truly enjoy photographing with others and am always fascinated to see how each person can see the same place so differently. That's exciting. We could get together and share our images along the way and learn from one another.

If others are interested, I'd love to help put a tour together for next spring or summer.
That sounds like a fun idea! My suggestion would be to not try to rush around to see all the sights by breaking camp every day. Perhaps the sights could be grouped such that we could set up camp for 2-4 nights in one place and see the nearby places with day car trips. This provides options for those wanting to just lay around for a day or options to car pool, etc. Perhaps a series of 2 or 3 base camps could be planned then those having more time could continue on.
If someone had a digital projector, we could show the days work each evening.

What time of year would be best? I am thinking of avoiding the mid summer heat and avoiding crowds.
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What time of year would be best? I am thinking of avoiding the mid summer heat and avoiding crowds.
For my money, if you have the luxury of traveling anytime, October is far and away the best time of the year to be in the Page area. The days are perfect, light is much nicer than in the summer, crowds are less of a problem. The two images below are from an October trip I took out that way when I was just learning large format photography (so the images are not as solid as I would like).





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What time of year would be best? I am thinking of avoiding the mid summer heat and avoiding crowds.
October - early November would be a good time to go. Crowds and heat are gone, the Summer thunder storms should be over and it is a nice time to get out and photograph. Last year in Paria canyon a photographer/carbon printer and his wife were killed by a flash flood (September). His children and the guides were farther up stream and were able to get up to avoid the water. Early November there is Fall color in Zion canyon and the shuttles have stopped running so you can drive up into the canyon.

A couple of other locations to tack on the list are Goblin Valley State Park (water and dump), Goose Necks of the San Juan SP (boondocked and free), Valley of the Gods road (forest service/BLM land) near Mexican Hat and Goose Necks SP , and the road (UT 24) from Hanksville to Capital Reef NP. - grey gothic volcanic ash formations.

I am all in favor of a 4CU photo expedition through the area! Time to load the 4x5 with color and B/W for the 8x10.

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If anyone is interested in doing this, it looks like I will have this fall available. In fact I may be poking around the area in October.
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