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Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
October 14, 2011
From journal Pausing in Page
Spokane Valley, Washington
June 15, 2010
June 10, 2003
Flash Floods are a serious hazard in slot canyons. Because of a deadly flood at Antelope in 1997 you can only enter the canyon with a guide. At other canyons in the area you will need to be even more cautious as it will be your responsibility to know the weather before you enter. It does not have to be raining at the slot itself to be a problem, always consult the weather before entering a slot canyon. Your safety is always your responsibility.
As I said before Antelope is slightly different because you are required to have a guide, whom is licensed by the Navajo tribe. Your time will be limited in the canyon, one hour is normal, two hours is maximum. Tricky downclimbs in the canyon have been replaced with steel stairs. This isn't exactly an untouched pristine scene of nature, but the Navajo's are trying to make this canyon a safe trip for everyone from photographers to grandmothers.
Alot of guides in Page will try to sign you up for a tour of Antelope, they'll charge you alot more than if you just go to the canyon yourself, which is on navajo land. You will need a Navajo permit, which will cost you $6, to enter the canyon. You can not enter the canyon unguided, it will cost you an additional $12 to enter the lower canyon and $15 to enter the upper with a navajo guide (cash only). The Navajo guide's are the least expensive way to visit the canyon and in my opinion will offer you the type of trip. The money you pay to the guide will get you one hour of time in the canyon.
When you're coming from Page the Upper Antelope canyon is on the right side of the road the Lower Antelope is on your left. For the best light you will want to visit the canyon at midday. You can walk in the Lower canyon from the trailhead the Upper requires a Shuttle which is included in your guide fee.
From journal A Day in Page
July 13, 2001
From journal Page: Boater's Paradise