In addition to visiting Antelope Canyon, I took a tour down inside of Glen Canyon Dam. It was a lot more interesting than you would expect. Way down below the trillions of gallons of water is a large grass field, and a power plant which harvests energy from the moving water. This energy gets transferred to multiple cities in the surrounding area, including Las Vegas which is 270 miles away!
The tour guides know most people are there for the pictures so they keep the groups separated enough to have a nice clear view of the canyon. Our tour guide stopped and pointed out all the cool areas of the canyon during the hike. He pointed out where you could reenact all the famous National Geographic pictures, where the shadows with cool shapes are, like a giant heart, and how often those giant logs above your head move deeper through the canyon.
The whole area around Antelope Canyon is gorgeous. It’s a great place to visit if you’re traveling through or if its your only destination. It’s definitely, one of those three day weekend trips I’m always talking about. The Grand Canyon is only 3 hours south and Zion National Park is 4 hours west, so you could pack those into your trip too!
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