Travel Bucket List with a Twist #1
Grand Canyon + Antelope Canyon
The biggest, most famous canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon, is a must-see if you can ever get to Arizona. I remember standing on the rim, braced against the chilling wind, looking down to the distant river below, trying to comprehend that what I was seeing was almost 3km away. The subduing magnitude of the place settled over me and it was magic. It is a valid entry on anyone’s bucket list.
Less than 3 hours away is another canyon system of epic virtue: Antelope Canyon. Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons are narrow slot canyons where the rock turns strikingly beautiful shades of orange, yellow, pink and maroon depending on the light. Tours are led by Navajo guides, to whom the canyons are sacred. At Upper Antelope Canyon you walk in along the sandy floor, the walls rising sharply about you. Lower Antelope Canyon is even more exciting as you descend into it, making use of steel ladders and toeholds. At times it is so narrow you squeeze through sideways.
I recommend adding Antelope Canyon to your Grand Canyon plans to make it a bucket list with a twist.
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