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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

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  1. Hi,

    I have a group of people in total 13 who like to go to the Upper and Lower Antelope on 22nd June. Since we will be staying in Clear Sky Resort on 21st and plan to drive to Upper Antelope. Do you think you can arrange a tour for my group in 13?


    1. Hi Billy,
      It takes approximately 3 hours to drive from the Clear Sky Resort in Grand Canyon Junction, AZ, to Page, AZ.
      The key to making both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours work on the same day is having at least a 60-90 minute “buffer” between the CONCLUSION of one tour, and the CHECK-IN time for the other.
      For example, the 11.45 AM Lower Antelope Canyon tour (check-in 11.00 AM) would conclude at around 1.15 PM. That would give you approximately 45 minutes to travel to the 2.30 PM Upper Antelope Canyon tour, which would require check-in at 2.00 PM. Another option would be to take the 10.20 AM Upper Antelope Cayon Tour (check-in 9.40-9.50 am), which would conclude at 11.50 AM, then take the 2.15 PM Lower Antelope Canyon tour, which requires that you check-in at 1.30 PM. The latter option gives you a bit more time between tours, during which you could grab a bite to eat, freshen up a bit, or do a little shopping.
      Both tours can be booked on our website, and side-by-side availability compared, here: AntelopeCanyon.AZ: Book Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Tours
      Due to the size of your group, and the fact that your vacation is in less than 2 weeks’ time, you should make reservations ASAP.
      Hope that helps. Please contact us at if you have further questions.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Jessica,
      The Antelope Canyons are on Navajo Indian Tribal Lands, therefore, access to all of them requires an escorted tour. When you purchase tour tickets online, this includes the services of a Navajo guide.
      Hope that helps.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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