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Antelope Canyon Antelope Canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the world, and for good reason. There are two sections, separated by a couple of miles. Upper Antelope Canyon is known as Tsé bighánílíní – “the place where water runs through rocks” – in the Navajo language; and the Lower Canyon Hazdistazí, or "spiral rock arches". The canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo sandstone, mainly due to flash flooding and the slow wear of water and grains of sand rushing through its steadily
Antelope Canyon, Arizona | A slot canyon is a narrow canyon sliced through a mesa by the forces of nature. Some canyons measure less than a yard across at the top, but drop a hundred feet or more from the rim to the bottom. Slots are cut and scoured by water and wind, with the striations of the sandstone becoming almost incandescent.