- By Dannie
- On Sep 6, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Antelope Canyon is one of the most picturesque locations in the world. With sweeping curves, sunbeams and sand showers, it looks like something out of a daydream. Photographing Antelope Canyon is a goal for photographers both budding and seasoned. You can take the Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend tours to begin your trip there by our tips.
Watch the weather (Lower Antelope folks)
If you haven’t come across any articles about the flash flood disaster at Lower Antelope in 1997, now is a good time to inform yourself. I’ve been told that the guides at Lower Antelope Canyon take extra precautions now to avoid disasters with flash floods.
Even so, know that you may be the only person who can ultimately look out for yourself. All it takes is one mistake or unexpected storm to find yourself in a situation.
So check and double check the weather on your morning out to the canyon. With all the awareness of the dangers today, the odds of another disaster are probably very slim, but the last thing you want to do is venture down into a slot canyon and find yourself in a situation.
If you want to find out more about the (very sad) disaster in this canyon in 1997, click here. The flash floods can occur in Upper Antelope as well.
However, there you never leave the sight of your guide and the route of escape is much easier so it’s probably safe to say your risk is minimal.