Waterholes Canyon is absolutely able to take up with the Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend – you should consider adding this one to your list, if you are in Page 🙂
Where is this canyon?
The Waterhoels Canyon is located a few minutes drive south of Page, Arizona. It is a beautiful canyon and it is far away from being crowded like the Antelope Canyon!
Can I just go there and hike?
No – You need to obtain a permit before going there because it is on navajo country – it costs 8 $ per person for a day. You can get the permit at the entrance to the UPPER Antelope Canyon – they will also tell you directions on how to drive to the Waterholes Canyon and where to park your car.
It´s easy to find the parking spot. Afterwards you have to go through a fenc e and “follow the stones” – they lead you the way down to the canyon. Watch your steps! There are some meeeeaaan cacti on the way… I walked into one and hurts very much:
You will need to climb down to the canyon a little bit. It is not that tough – there are stones leading the easiest way down – so just watch out for them! It looks so much scarier when walking down 😉
We actually did only meet one couple while walking around the Waterholes Canyon. Because it had been raining a few days before, we actually saw some waterholes. So cool!
The colours down there are simply mindblowing and it is so enjoyable to have the whole canyon for yourself 😉
The Canyon is changing the further you go – it is really interesting to see all those different formations in the stones. This canyon seems to be an absolute secret. As I said there are like no people at all! And it is absolutely beautiful. If you want to experience different sandstone formations and enjoy the orange colours of the sandstones – this is the place to go to!
Enjoy your stay down at Waterholes Canyon – you will not regret going there…