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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

240 Responses

  1. Hello,
    We are from Australia and planning to visit the Antelope in December. What will be the road condition during winter time at Grand Canyon as I’m thinking to drive from Las Vegas. Would you suggest which part, Upper or Lower Anterlope, is the best for the Winter time? Do I have to get the entrance ticket for horseshoe? Thanks

    1. Hi Martin,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      All roads from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, and from Grand Canyon to Page, AZ, are fully-paved and well-traveled. As to what they’ll be like in December, that’s too soon to call, but with Grand Canyon South Rim being 7,000′ above sea level, snow can result in hazardous driving conditions, if not full-on closure of the roads leading in/out of the park. For updated road conditions throughout the state of Arizona, visit or download the app onto your smartphone when you get ready to travel to our area.
      As for which segment of Antelope Canyon is best to visit in wintertime, they are all beautiful, but if any precipitation occurs, Lower Antelope Canyon tends to bear the brunt of the storm since it is below ground. Upper Antelope Canyon would probably be a safer bet, however, even it occasionally closes in the event of heavy snow or rain. Again, it’s too soon to tell what this winter will be like, so keep an eye on it as your trip date draws nearer.
      To visit Horseshoe Bend does require a $10/vehicle parking fee for standard passenger vehicles. You simply purchase that upon entry to the parking lot, which is open from sunrise to sunset.
      Whichever branch of Antelope Canyon you decide to tour, be sure to make advance reservations.
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. I have a 25 ft class C RV. I don’t tow a car and use the RV for local travel. I plan to book an upper canyon tour in October. Is there parking that would accommodate my RV? Thanks, Robert

    1. Hey Robert,
      October is a great time to be here!
      Our preferred tour partner is Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours. Their storefront is located at 55 S. Lake Powell Blvd. Their parking lot has a limited number of spaces that would accommodate a 25′ RV. If you happen to find them full at the time of check-in for your tour, simply park your rig at the local Safeway store parking lot and take the short walk across the street to Chief Tsosie’s.
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact us directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hi! Is it possible to visit Upper Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend in the same tour? I gave a look at tours available and could not find this option.

    1. Hi Alessia,
      There are no tours that include both Horseshoe Bend and Upper Antelope Canyon. Which is actually OK, because you don’t technically need a tour to visit Horseshoe Bend. You simply go there at your desired time during regular operating hours of the parking lot, which are sunrise to sunset. For more information on Horseshoe Bend and other attractions in the Page, AZ, area, visit our partner site,
      FYI, there is one tour option that takes guests to both a local slot canyon (though not Upper Antelope) and Horseshoe Bend, and that’s the Secret Antelope Canyon + Horseshoe Bend Combo tour offered by Horseshoe Bend Tours. Secret Antelope is one of several alternative slot canyons in the Page, AZ, area that offer plenty of scenic beauty with smaller groups, and like Upper Antelope, the walk through the canyon is fairly flat and easy. The tour also goes to Horseshoe Bend, only they access it via a private entrance on Navajo Indian Tribal Land, so the walk to the rim is shorter, only ~200 yards, vs. .7 miles (one way) at the public overlook. For more information on this tour option, visit
      Thank you for your inquiry. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us directly at reservations@AntelopeCanyon.AZ
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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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