Horseshoe Bend

The main purpose of the trip in October 2015 was to take pictures of the Lower Antelope Canyon near Page so I stayed Page the rest of the trip. I had arranged for a photo tour of Lower Antelope Canyon the morning after visiting Zion National Park but on the way to the site I got a call on my cell phone that it had been cancelled. Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon – created to a great extent by flash floods. In 1997 eleven tourists were killed in a flash flood. The only survivor was the guide. The canyon is 30 feet below ground and in 1997 they used wooden ladders to get down. All the ladders were washed away.

Since then they are much more careful. When I was there, there was a lot of rain so they weren’t taking a chances. The last thing they wanted was a bunch of photographers with their tripods trying to climb up a ladder during a flash flood. Unfortunately, all the time I stayed in Page the weather did not cooperate so I didn’t get to see the Canyon. Even Bryce Canyon was fogged/rained in so I couldn’t go there either.

A 15 minute drive from downtown Page (population 7500) is Horseshoe Bend which bend in the Colorado River. Some of the pictures below were taken on the 2015 trip and some in 2018 when my sister Maureen and I did a weeks trip and stopped in Page at that time. If you look closely you may actually see a few boats and people – tiny specks on the river bank below.

Pictures at: HORSESHOE BEND.

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