To say the Upper and Lower Antelope Slot Canyons are hikes, is a stretch. They are more like guided excursions but the experience is phenomenal. Try to book times when the sun is shining into the canyons for maximum benefit and greater photographic potential. The photography is challenging with long exposure times. A unipod would be a good idea combined with nerves of steel. Photographs must be taken in turn, very quickly. There will be no time to make shutter and aperture adjustments. Compose and shoot.
The excursion is likely to be very busy. It is organized pandemonium.
These Antelope Slot Canyon photographs are proudly displayed on my apartment wall. Amazing memories.
The Upper Antelope Slot Canyon is a flat walk through an incredibly beautiful, I would call it spiritual, place. In contrast, the excursion through the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon is a more physical endeavour requiring a climb down on steep, narrow stairs and uneven terrain in the canyon bottom. If there has been rain in the past near term, it would be wise to be prepared for mud and some standing water on the Canyon floor.
The formations created by fast, furious water are mesmerizing. Sound and silence are pure.
The Lower Antelope Slot Canyon is likely to be substantially less crowded and informal and considerably more relaxed with plenty of time to capture your excellent photographs.
The following gallery provides additional photographs of these outstanding hikes. Click on an individual image to enlarge.