Can you imagine, you’re walking through the desert and all of a sudden you spot a crevice in the ground, hiding an underground canyon? A path 400 meters long shaped by wind and water and showing the most beautiful shapes? It must have happened to someone a long time ago and I can tell you: this person was very lucky. I’m talking about Lower Antelope Canyon, where during the wild wild west the Native Americans used to hide their wives and children. Today it’s run by Navajo Indians who give guided tours. The canyon’s got its name from the herd of antelope that used to roam these caves. Although that is the English name, the Navajo call it Hasdeztwazi, meaing: Spiral Rock Arches.
This place might be off the beaten path when you’re traveling from Bryce Canyon to Grand Canyon, but I am very happy we took this detour. When you lower yourself inside the canyon you immediately feel the serenity and peace that rule this soft orange earthly castle. The colors, shapes and sun shining down from above, creating beautiful rays between the dusty walls are amazing and confirm yet again that nature is wonderful!