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Antelope Canyon Light Beams Season

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Situated inside the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation, gorgeous Antelope Canyon is a combination of two scenic slot canyon sections, known as Upper and Lower Canyon. Formed by millions of years of water erosion and wind, Antelope Canyon’s fantastic smooth sandstone has made it one of the most famous canyons in the world.

Being accessible since 1997, Arizona's Antelope Canyon became a popular location both for sightseers and photographers. However, it is impossible to visit the Canyon independently because of extreme danger, and the visits are only accessible by guided tour.

It can be said that Upper Antelope Canyon ate tourist's hearts as its length and entrance are at ground level and requires no climbing. The shafts and beams of direct sunlight radiating down are much more common precisely in Upper Canyon.

The shallower Lower Antelope Canyon is located several miles from Upper Antelope Canyon, resembles the shape of "V" and is presented as a more difficult hike than the Upper Canyon. Visiting it often requires climbing along pre-installed ladders, and the lighting in it is better in the early morning.

The best time to visit Antelope Canyon is from April through September when the sun brings more sun into the canyon, and you will get the most stunning photos. But, mind that this is also peak tourist season and all the midday tours might be booked. And last it was checked, the flash floods are not rare occasions during the summer. If you are more likely to miss all the crowds, visit the canyon during the off-season from October to March. The con is that you won't meet any magic sunbeams inside of the canyon.

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