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If I was given a chance to visit again one and only one of all the places we visited during our cross country road trip, I would undoubtedly pick the Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ. Actually - even better - I would try to find another less popular but equally gorgeous (and as easily accessible) slot canyon to try to avoid the time constraints of a one-hour guided visit and the dozens of people sharing the same location at the same time.

The only way to visit this place is to get a Navajo guide to accompany you. We opted for a "photography tour" which is a little more expensive but also a little longer than a regular tour. The guide helped us to get the classic shots (like this one) and then gave us some time to wander around hunting for details (this is where I would have enjoyed a couple more hours of complete freedom without time pressure).

Entering the canyon is a mystical experience that I can only compare to visiting a temple or a church. The curves sculpted by the water create amazing texture and shapes. It certainly is a paradise to those photographers who love to create abstract composition using textures and the geometries created by shadows and light.

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