Breakfast this morning was lacking any hot food, but we made it work and then headed out early to Antelope Canyon.
You can’t tour the canyon on your own, so you have to book a tour. Our tour was reserved for 10:20 AM, but we walked up at 8:50 AM to see if they could work us in early. They were able to send us off on the 9 AM tour time.
You can hardly see the slot canyon on the landscape until you are upon it.
Then suddenly you are in it. And you will go camera happy.
And if you are lucky, your tour guide (or the one from the group behind you) will set your DSLR to all of the right settings for the canyon!
The iPhone simply needs the “chrome” filter to pick up the beautiful reds and colors.
You feel like you are in Wonderland.
It is very other world-like.
“I like this better than the Grand Canyon, Mom!”
Not much more to say. It is a very cool slot canyon. Eerie. Beautiful.
Kid Warning: There are several steep staircases.
And before you know it, it is time to exit the Canyon.
We snuck around the corner for a scenic view of Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River.
Then we were off on the road again!
We arrived in Zion National Park that evening.
We purposefully designed this stop to be our “vacation in the vacation”. We splurged on two nights in a quaint lodge on the Virgin River. We knew we’d be ready for an upgrade from the Super 8 Motel the night before and the Best Westerns of the previous nights.
But we had NO idea how magical our location would be.
The lodge was in a beautiful setting and we immediately felt the magic of Zion National Park. It captured our entire family.
We spent the evening playing on the Virgin River in tubes we picked up at the local store.
No one wanted the night to end, but we had VERY early morning adventure ahead of us so we had to get some sleep!