Upper Antelope Canyon vs Lower Antelope Canyon: Which Should You Visit?

by Roam & Thrive

Upper Antelope Canyon

Upper Antelope Canyon is the more popular and frequently visited of the two canyon sections. It is known for its smooth, wavy sandstone walls that rise gracefully overhead. Upper Antelope Canyon is also known for its incredible light beams that penetrate the narrow openings at the top of the canyon creating stunning visual effects, particularly during the middle of the day.

Lower Antelope Canyon

Comparing  Upper vs Lower Antelope Cayon: Which is Better?

Pros of Visiting Upper Antelope Canyon

It’s Prettier - That's subjective but there’s something about the shape of the walls that makes them more dramatic and perhaps more angular. It’s More Photogenic- Upper Antelope Canyon is much more popular for photographers due to the dramatic canyon walls and the coveted light beams. It’s Less Claustrophobic

Lower Antelope Canyon

While Upper Antelope Canyon may steal the spotlight, its counterpart, Lower Antelope Canyon, offers a distinct and equally mesmerizing experience. Unlike the A-shape of Upper Antelope Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon is shaped like a V. It’s much wider at the top and narrower at the bottom, the opposite of Upper Antelope Canyon. Moreover, Lower Antelope Canyon receives more light even into the narrow canyon bottom. It makes it easier to photograph compared with Upper Antelope Canyon.

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