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Antelope Canyon

Page, Arizona, USA

July 3, 2008, 21:00 UTC (14:00 local time)

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We are inside the Upper Antelope Canyon, one of wonders of Navajo Nation.

Here, there are some words extracted from the official website:

The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse' bighanilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks."

Gently carved from the Navajo sandstone over the course of countless millenniums, the slot canyons are majestic and narrow passages, just enough space for a small group to walk the sandy floor - and for the occasional shafts of sunlight to shine down from above.

Though dry most of the year, Antelope Canyon runs, and sometimes floods, with water after rains. It is the water, slowly wearing away the sandstone grain by grain, that has formed the beautiful and graceful curves in the rock.

More in http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/antelopecanyon.htm

The canyon is visited exclusively through guided tours and sometimes with too many people, but the place is worth it.

Page, Arizona, is located a few minuts away from the slot canyon, and it is quiet and a good place to explore this area. For instance, visiting Horse Shoe bend (panorama) of the Colorado river, or Rainbow Bridge (panorama) a natural arch beside Lake Powell.

Flash version of the Antelope Canyon panorama.


USA-Canada / USA-Arizona

Lat: 36° 52' 4.41" N
Long: 112° 23' 59.13" W

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Canon 40D, Tokina fisheye 10-17mm at 10mm, 1600 ASA, handheld, PTGui, PanoCube
Cañon del Antílope [spanish]
Nos encontramos en el Upper Antelope Canyon, una de las maravillas de la Navajo Nation.

Aquí incluyo unas palabras extraidas sobre el de la web oficial:

El nombre navajos del Cañon del Antílope es Tse' bighanilini, que significa "el lugar donde el agua fluye a través de las rocas".

Pausadamente esculpido sobre la arenisca navaja a lo largo de incontables milenios, los cañones "ranura" son majestuosos y estrechos pasillos, suficientemente justos para pasear un pequeño grupo sobre el suelo arenoso -y para los ocasionales rayos de sol que llegan al fondo.

Aunque seco la mayor parte de año, el Cañon del Antílope funciona, y algunas veces se inunda con agua tras las lluvias. Es el agua, la que desgasta la arenisca grano a grano, la que ha formado la belleza y las elegantes curvas en la roca.

Mas información en http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/antelopecanyon.htm

El cañon solo puede visitarse con visitas guiadas, y a veces con demasiada genta, pero el lugar merece la pena.

Page es un pueblo de Arizona que se encuentra a una distancia de pocos minutos del cañon, y que es un buen punto para explorar esta zona. Por ejemplo, visitar el Horse Shoe bend(panorama) una importante curva que describe el río Colorado, o el Rainbow Bridge (panorama) un inmenso arco natural junto al Lago Powell.

Flash version of Antelope Canyon panorama

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