- By kevin
- On Apr 16, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
We'd like to share the travellers' guide to Antelope Canyon with you here, and you can book the best Antelope Canyon tour on the Globerouter.com website with great discount. Accessible only if accompanied by a licensed Navajo guide, Antelope Canyon is a narrow, red-sandstone slot canyon famous for the mesmerizing way sunlight filters through it.
Attractions around Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam
This concrete Northern Arizona dam was built in 1966 on the Colorado River and is responsible for creating the beautiful Lake Powell. Glen Canyon Dam located near Page is named for the prismatic Glen Canyon and was constructed for hydroelectric power and flood control. It is part of the popular vacation spot of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area attracting nearly two million visitors per year. The arch dam is 1,560 feet long and 710 feet tall retaining 27 million acre-feet of water.
Horseshoe Bend is the meander of the Colorado River, located near the town of Page, Arizona, named after its Horseshoe shape. It is located in the Glen Canyon Recreational Area, 5 miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Many come to see the Horseshoe Bend and overlook 42,000 feet on the Bend via the steep cliff above the meander.
This 186-mile long stunning crystal blue lake between Utah and Arizona is visited by more than two million people annually as part of Glen Canyon Recreation Area. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the United States, was produced by the flooding of Glen Canyon from the Glen Canyon Dam beginning in the 1960s and named after the Colorado River's 1869 explorer John Powell. Miles of sandy beaches, colorful red-rock formations, countless activities and more than 90 canyons make this site a top vacation destination. Fodor's Travel named the lake one of "The World's 20 Most Beautiful Lakes" in 2013.