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Driving to Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyons are located in Northern Arizona, a few miles Southeast of the town of Page, Arizona.

Driving distances from major cities and tourist destinations are as follows: 

  • Los Angeles, California – 9 hours

  • Phoenix, Arizona – 4.5 hours

  • Las Vegas, Nevada – 4.5 hours

  • Flagstaff, Arizona – 2.5 hours

  • Sedona, Arizona – 3 hours

  • St. George, Utah – 2.5 hours

  • Zion National Park, Utah – 2 hours 

  • Grand Canyon South Rim – 2.5 hours

  • Grand Canyon North Rim – 2.5 hours

  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – 3 hours

  • Moab, Utah – 5 hours

  • Monument Valley, Utah – 2 hours


Note that the times given reflect driving directly, with minimal stops. This rarely happens since most of these drives are very scenic, and you will be stopping to take pictures, guaranteed! For planning purposes, it’s a good idea to pad these figures by 20-30%.

Upon arrival in Page, AZ, you will be required to take a guided tour to Antelope Canyon. You cannot simply drive up to the canyon’s entrance and walk in at will. Well before making the trip to Page, AZ, you should do some research on which section of Antelope Canyon you wish to tour, and make a reservation. Depending on which tour company you book with, you will be required to check in anywhere from 30-60 minutes prior to your Antelope Canyon tour. 

If you opt to visit Upper Antelope Canyon, there are 4 tour companies in all that tour this branch of Antelope Canyon: 2 that depart from the town of Page, AZ, and 2 that depart from near the Tribal Park Entrance on US98. If you choose to go to Lower Antelope Canyon, there are 2 companies that manage this section of the slot canyon, both located on the North side of US98 near the defunct Navajo Generating Station. Tour both Lower & Upper Antelope Canyons

If you would like to add an Antelope Canyon waterside boat tour onto your slot canyon tour(s), these depart from Antelope Point Marina, just a short distance down US98 from the Lower Antelope Canyon tour entrance. 

If you are staying someplace like Phoenix, Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon South Rim, or Las Vegas, and aren’t keen on doing all that driving, guided tours from these areas to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend are available by bus, van, or fixed-wing airplane. 

Download this Map of Page and the surrounding area, compliments of Antelope Canyon Now

234 Responses

  1. Can you hike the canyons independently or are they only accessible through a guided tour? Will be there end of November for one night. Thanks in advance!

  2. We are traveling to Page this weekend sept 10 for a tour of lower Antelope canyon. We were going to go to Utah, Zion & Bryce , but because of eye issues with altitudes, we decided to cancel that. Concerns: I had hip replacement in Feb, but doing great, walking 5 m everyday, doing yoga, aerobics. How steep are the steps to the canyon; I usually walk with hiking poles because I feel more comfortable. Are poles allowed, backpacks??

    1. Hi Carole,
      The steps in Lower Antelope Canyon are quite steep, but if you’re already walking 5m a day, it sounds like you should do fine. To guage for yourself, suggest watching this Full Walk-Through Video. Note that the participants are carrying backpacks, which is no longer allowed. You might contact your chosen Antelope Canyon tour company to explain your medical situation. Only they would be able to authorize an exception to the rule.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hello, we are coming to the 4th of July weekend do you have any openings for 2 adults. we are staying at Grand canyoyn.

    1. Hi Nipa,
      Please check the following tour companies for availability:
      Lower Antelope Canyon
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 and
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761
      Upper Antelope Canyon
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102,
      – Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, 928-645-5594,
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808,
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours, (928) 310-9458
      Be aware that it’s approximately a 3-hour drive from Grand Canyon to Page, AZ.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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