You might not know its name but you probably recognize the mesmerizing curves and supernatural glow of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon from countless Instagram feeds. Sometimes called Corkscrew Canyon, it’s one of the most easily accessible slot canyons in the southwestern U.S., set on a Navajo Reservation in Page, Arizona near the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Erosion from wind and water has shaped the canyon’s red sandstone walls over the centuries, creating the distinctive contours and textures that make it an attractive playground for photographers. April through September is the best time of year to visit to get that perfect snap of sunlight beams illuminating the canyon.

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