After our stop in Page, AZ, the WINs moved on to Mt Carmel Junction, Utah. One of the first things we did was go on a jeep trip to South Coyote Buttes. It requires a permit, but since the extremely popular Wave is in North Coyote Buttes, our permit was easy to get. In fact, we got all 10 the day we went.
We hiked out of the Paw Hole trailhead, and right away were walking by the little cone head buttes.
We saw lots of tadpoles in one little pond.
The scenery got more and more beautiful.
There is no trail, so you can just wander around wherever you please.
Some sections reminded me of the Wave. I've been very lucky to be able to visit the Wave 4 times - the last time was here.
Of all the slot canyons in the Page, AZ area, my very favorite is Lower Antelope Canyon. There are 2 tour companies that offer tours, and this time we went with Dixie's. We were treated to a hoop dance before our tour.
And then walked a short distance to the long staircase taking you down to the bottom of the canyon.
Right away, the views are incredible.
We have to climb a few stairs as the canyon rises. This is the largest one.
Before the staircase was built, you had to go up and down these Moki steps. No thanks!
My photo to prove I was there.
Some places got VERY narrow!
You had to remember to look up sometimes to see the best views.
The most famous formation in the canyon is this one of a lady with her hair blowing out behind her.
We also saw the buffalo, which needs some imagination.
After climbing up some more ladders, we got close to the surface -
And popped up out of the crack!
Our guide was wonderful, and showed us where to take the best pictures. Highly recommended!