One of the 7 Wonders of America?

 

Long gone is the white or slushy grey snow (if you’re a New Yorker) of winter. Enter cool and calm breezes of fresh springtime air. Spring is a season of new beginnings and I’m all about a change of scenery. Typically, I grab a couple of girlfriends and head out for a girl’s weekend filled with laughter, wine, relaxation and scenery. Sometimes however, I’m in the mood for something a little bit wilder… more on the exploratory side.

Red Antelope Canyon

I first learned of the canyon from Windows. My windows screensaver to be exact.  A picture of the canyon would pop up as my screensaver and I always wondered where in the world this resplendent work of art was located. I was stunned to find the canyon is located only 4 hours away from me by flight in Paige, Arizona. It sits on Navajo land and it should be one of the 7 Wonders of America, if there’s such a thing. Its beauty is unparalleled. Upon entrance its interior is cool (bring a jacket/coat) with strikingly beautiful with hues of gold, pinks, lavenders and reds. It’s like spring meets fall foliage in another place and time.

The canyon was created by a series of flash floods and hundreds of years of erosion. Close up one can see it’s stone stripes where water once flowed. There are two parts to the canyon: Lower Antelope Canyon and Upper Antelope Canyon. Should you visit the upper or lower part of the canyon? Do both to get the full experience. While I enjoyed both parts the Upper Antelope Canyon by far was my favorite. 

The Upper Antelope Canyon is much larger than its counterpart. Overall the tour is more in-depth as there’s, more ground to cover.  I got a lot more out of this tour than the lower antelope canyon. Aesthetically, the rocks are more uniquely shaped and their colors are potent with vibrancy. Mother nature outdid herself with this jewel of nature.   

Fun Fact:
There are a series of famous rocks. One of my favorites is “Lady in the Wind.” Check her out!

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The Red Rocks of Sedona

On my way back from the canyon I passed another natural beauty. The Red Rocks of Sedona. I plan on visiting Sedona in more detail within the next year. Stay tuned, but for now check out the gallery below. I cannot wait to share with you all!