2. Who Discovered Antelope Canyon?

Opinions are divided as to how the canyon was discovered. Some elders from the Navajo tribe believe that Navajo people trying not to be displaced in the 1860's "Long Walk" hid in Antelope Canyon, and were protected by spiritual beings. Another story suggests that a Navajo girl discovered the canyon while tending to her livestock, and found the natural beauty within. Whatever the truth, it is undeniable that Antelope Canyon holds an important spiritual place in the hearts of the Navajo people and their connection to the land.

Entrance to the Upper Antelope Canyon Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona. Sandstone walls. tobiasjo / Getty Images

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