Antelope Canyon is one of the most photographed slot canyons in the world

Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo land in the Arizona desert. The only way to hike through the canyon is by using a tour guide company. Most of the tour companies offer different packages which impact the times of when you get to visit the canyon as well as whether or not you can bring a tripod with you or not. Because the canyon has become so popular, you will likely want to sign up for a tour well in advance of when you plan to visit. If you are hoping to get high quality photographs of the canyon it is worth making sure you can bring a tripod with you as the canyon has a lot of dimly lit areas in it due to the limited sunlight that gets into the slot canyon. The tour companies do a pretty good job of trying to keep groups together so you can get photos of the canyon without having other people in then photographs, but there are usually a lot of people visiting and you will likely have to be patient to get the perfect shot.

When we visited Antelope Canyon, the tour company offered a stop at Rattle Snake Canyon on the way. We were taken to Rattle Snake Canyon in a suburban and dropped off to hike the canyon on our own. This canyon is not as amazing as Antelope Canyon, but was well worth the short hike while being there. After the self-guided hike of Rattle Snake Canyon another Suburban will pick you up to take you to Antelope Canyon for the guided tour. The actual hike through Antelope Canyon is a very short, flat, sandy hike that should be able to be completed by almost anyone. Pretty much every nook of the canyon offers a spectacular photo opportunity. The narrow slots allow interesting rays of light to bounce off the walls at different angles illuminating the red rock in amazing ways. The guide we had was an expert at configuring DSLR cameras for the conditions of the slot canyon which was a great help to ensure the photos turned out well. She knew of a lot of great angles and rock formations to get photos of (One of our favorites was the heart shaped formation). The guide was also available to take photos of you and your group if you wanted to be in some of the photos. Not all guides are created equally, but we had a great experience with the guide that took us through the canyon.
The entire tour only took around a couple hours, but it was definitely worth the visit.