Exploring Utah’s Gorgeous Antelope Canyon
You can go to Upper Antelope Canyon or Lower Antelope Canyon. I read a bunch of reviews and they both sounded equally fantastic, Upper is just above ground and Lower is below. By the time I called in the reservations happened to be taken for the Upper one so we went to the Lower one which is also a little less expensive to get into. You have to climb up and down ladders to get in and out which kind of makes it fun and adventurous, but also made me worry a tad bit about Lucy.
But she did great…
…until you get to a ladder they have made to climb down in.
And that’s when the kids’ eye rolls that I was making them go to another hot stop on our road trip turned into sheer awe and reverence.
There is only a little bit of light that can come in from the top because the walls curve up so close together:
…which makes the light on that red sandstone so incredibly breathtaking.
There’s no way pictures can do it justice, but Elle and I had to keep trying 🙂
And Grace took some of these too.
I just found this video she took…love, love, love how I can hear her quiet-beauty-awe while she’s trying to capture it:
(We had to at least try…)
This is how we looked coming out:
…except that that is some random person 🙂
You can bet we picked up some sand to take back for a souvenir for our travel display cubbies (back HERE).
…and one of the kids even suggested that.
Which made my heart happy.
We also stopped to see the Glen Canyon Dam which was pretty cool:
We walked across this bridge to catch the view from either side.
This was off of one side:
The last stop was Horseshoe Bend.
By this time everyone was ready to veg out and watch a movie in the car.
But we couldn’t leave when this spot was so close!
It was a little 3/4 mile hike off the road which seemed like it should be easy but it was hot.
And uphill (the part we could see from the parking lot).
And in deep sand.
So I had everyone stay in the car a/c and I went to check how far it really was.
I got to this point and figured it was right there, but it was still a ways away.
(My flip flop broke at Bear Lake and I only brought one pair so I luckily found these cuties in an old bin…)
Almost to the edge:
Is that gorgeous or what?
We just had to bask in God’s grandeur for a little bit.