I have visited the Antelope Canyons on the Navajo Indian Reservation just outside of Page Arizona at least a dozen times over the past 20 years to take photos in this unique canyon. What used to be a beautiful experience has turned into a nightmare based on my recent trip in July of 2011. What used to be a peaceful, relaxing place to enjoy has now been turned into a Disneyland like attraction that is packed with tourists - and I mean packed. We booked the photography tour through Antelope Canyon Tours. A dozen of us we put into an open-air vehicle and driven to the entrance of the canyon (20 minute ride). On arriving, there must have been 20 other similiar vehicles parked outside the entrance. If each vehicle carried 10-12 people, you can do the math. The canyon is only about a quarter of a mile in length so you can imagine how crowded it was to have between 200 and 300 people walking through it. We actually had to take turns taking photos because it was so crowded. It was almost impossible to get any photos of the canyon without other people being in your pictures. Because of the time of year, the sun creates beams of light on the canyon floor in various locations. The tour guides, in order to enhance the beams, toss dirt and sand up into the beams. Nice idea, but your camera equipment ends up covered with dust and sand. I had to take my camera to get it professionally cleaned once I returned home. All in all, it is still a beautiful place, but because of the hordes of people being run through it, it was a miserable experience. I would never recommend this tour to any serious photographer. It is too bad that the tribe appears to be more interested in collecting fees than it providing an enjoyable experience.