Horseshoe-Bend and Antelope Canyon were on top of our list. They were on my bucket list since long I was so excited to visit them. Both of them were located in a very different landscape as compared to that I imagined. I though Horseshoe-Bend will be after a strenuous hike where you have to hike up a few thousand feet and Antelope Canyon will come after a long hike in canyons. On the Contrary Horseshoe Bend is just 15 mins walk from parking. Unfortunately, We could not get tickets for the tour to Antelope Canyon and after a little bit of searching came to know about Canyon-X which is as good as Antelope Canyon if not more.
Horseshoe Bend was just 15 mins drive from our hotel. After a short 15 mins walk from the parking lot, we reached the famous Horseshoe-Bend. Overlook is around 4000 ft above the river and it’s a mesmerising look beneath. When greenish blue water contracts against the deep orange walls it makes an incrdible sight.
We spend around half an hour on Horseshoe Bend. Canyon-X was another 30 mins drive from Horseshoe Bend. Initially, I was sceptical, I was not sure if it will be as good as Antelope Canyon. All my worries went away as soon as we entered Canyon-X and all I was wondering why is this place not as famous as Antelope Canyon. It was a cloudy day so we thought we will not be able to see the amazing sight when a beam of sunlight falls in the canyon from slots. as we entered Canyon-X it was a very fantastical sight. Light rays dropping from slots in creates an amazing effect and the view is jsut facinating.
Read more about my other trips:
- A day in Teton National Park
- Upper Geyser Basin: Nature’s own Amusement Park
- Mammoth Hot Springs | Yellowstone Explored
- Multnomah Falls