How to book a tour for Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyons have fast risen to Top 5 status among the Page, Arizona area’s “must do” activities. You are required to tour them with a Navajo Tribe-authorized guide service, and advance reservations are an absolute must!  Why You Should Book In Advance…

Canyon Overview

So where does one start? To book a tour for Antelope Canyon, you must first decide whether you want to tour Lower or Upper Antelope Canyon, or both

Upper Antelope Canyon is an above-ground slot canyon. It’s an easy, flat 100 yard walk, following a 2-mile off-road ride from the Navajo Tribal Park Gate on US98 to the canyon’s entrance. Upper Antelope Canyon is also where you can catch those world-famous sunbeams between the spring and fall months, but only during peak time tours. If you are traveling with infants, young children, seniors, or anyone with mobility limitations, Upper Antelope Canyon would be the best choice for your slot canyon touring experience, however, only 2 of the 4 Upper Antelope Canyon tour operators allow children under 5 on their tours. Also, wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed due to the difficulty of maneuvering these devices through potentially deep sand. 


Lower Antelope Canyon is a longer slot canyon (~600 yards), situated below-ground. Touring it requires descending and ascending a series of ladders, and stepping over a few boulders. Access to the canyon is directly from the Tribal Park Gate on US98. If everyone in your traveling party is in reasonably good health and can handle moderate exercise, you should be fine in Lower Antelope Canyon. Although infants and younger children are allowed on Lower Antelope Canyon tours, parents should consider carefully whether this would be an appropriate or safe activity. Although backpack and chest child carriers are allowed, low rock ledges and other hazards could detract from the enjoyment of this experience for all concerned. Consider these facts carefully before booking a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon with your baby or toddler.

For more information on touring Antelope Canyon with young children, read “Antelope Canyon FAQ: Bringing Kids.” Also check out our Full Video Walk Through of Lower Antelope Canyon  

Introducing our new 2020 Deluxe Tours!

We know you didn’t come all this way just to see one part of such a magnificent Canyon. In the past it has been difficult to book more than one canyon run at a time due to the hassles of having to book through different vendors. Well no more! We have done all the hard work so you can Book your bundle today and enjoy the natural wonders that are the Upper & Lower Canyons as well as by boat! Find out why these canyons are some of the most photographed canyons in the world! The advantage of booking here on Antelopecanyon.az is that many times bundle deals are available when stand alone tours are not! 

Cancellation Policy : Cancel up to 72 hours prior to the tour departure for a full refund minus transaction fees

Lower Antelope Canyon & Boat Deluxe Tours

The Lower Antelope Canyon Land + Boat Tour is literally a trip back through millions of years of time. This is one of the Best Deals out there.
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Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Deluxe Tours

So you’ve decided to tour both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon on your upcoming vacation to Northern Arizona. Great!
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Upper Antelope Canyon & Boat Deluxe Tours

Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, is the most famous slot canyon formation in all the world, and for good reason:
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The Triple Crown Experience

Dont like to make decisions? Afraid that you might miss out on what one of the canyons has to offer? Then the Triple Crown is for you!
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So you dont need any additional information, or maybe you just want to see everything that is available? Click here to see all Tours!
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Antelope Canyon Boat Tour

You wouldn’t to go Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower, so why would you go to Page, Arizona and leave Lake Powell off your agenda?
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Why go with Bundle Deals?

Benefits of a Bundle Deal…  
#1 – All inclusive booking price.  Don’t get caught with hidden fee’s!
#2 – When you purchase a boat tour combo your  Park Entry fees is reduced from $37.00 to $2.00! Just show your Vouchers.
#3 – Our service does all of the work finding any possible booking combination and times. Saving you valuable time.

#4 – Our bundle deals take into consideration how far you have to travel and how long you may have to wait to enter the Park or add time for lunches.
#5 – Many times bundle deals are available when stand alone Tours are not!

Upper, Lower and Boat Video

Upper, Lower and Boat Gallery

Upper Antelope Schedule of Times

Lower Anteope Schedule of Times

Antelope Canyon from Vegas Tour

Don't drive 4.5 hours one way when you can get on a plane and be back at your hotel the same night. Antelope Canyon day trip from Vegas

Antelope Canyon from Grand Canyon Tour

See aerial views of the Grand Canyon, then hike Horseshoe Bend and float back to the Grand Canyon on a smooth water river.

Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour

Fly over Horseshoe Bend and then hike Antelope Canyon in the highlights tour. A great use of time when you are in the area.

Antelope Canyon Boat Tour

See Antelope Canyon from the water and you will see what water and time will do to the famous slot section in a few million years.

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  1. Good morning, I am planning to book a group tour to national parks in late September – early October. We will have a free day in Page. I would like to visit Antelope Canyon (upper, lower and a boat tour). I understand it is still closed due to Covid. Any idea if it may reopen for visits in the fall? Or is it better to reschedule this trip for next year to be on the safe side? Would appreciate your advice. Thank you!

    1. Hi Elena,
      Unfortunately, we don’t know when the Antelope Canyons might reopen. I know the Antelope Canyon tour operators are making a strong case with tribal leadership to allow business to resume, but it remains to be seen whether their pleas are being heard. To get the current the status of Antelope Canyon and other Navajo Nation Tribal Parks, we recommend monitoring the Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department website. You can also request placement on our priority e-mail list to be notified the minute the canyons reopen. The Navajo-Hopi Observer (local Native American newspaper) might be another good source to bookmark.
      If you prefer not to cancel your trip, which I don’t blame you a bit for, the nearest “hikeable” slot canyon to Page, AZ, is Wire Pass Canyon and Buckskin Gulch, near Paria, UT, ~1 hour’s drive from Page, AZ. This a two-part slot canyon that is fairly family-friendly, and a tour is not required to go there. You need only pay a $6/person day use fee via Recreation.gov (not covered by the National Park Pass). A nice thing about it is that you can easily piggy-back a short hike into Wire Pass with an exploration of the Paria Rimrocks/Toadstool Hoodoos Trail. The video linked above also shows that area, so do watch it all the way through. The only caveat about Wire Pass Canyon is that the trailhead is located down the House Rock Valley Road, an unpaved road that is passable to standard passenger vehicles most of the time, but if recent weather has been wet, it turns into red clay slip-n-slide, which will result in a lot of consternation and teeth-gnashing, and a VERY expensive tow bill.
      I hope that helps! Please feel free to contact me directly if you need to bounce other ideas off me at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Is there a notification system or page we can follow to know when the canyons are opened up again (and reservations can be made again)? How do you recommend staying up-to-date?

  3. Hello I am wonderful if you have an idea when the lower antelope canyon will open back up for tours? I am coming down that way in June and would love to visit.

    1. Hey Jackie,
      I am wonderful, glad you are, too!
      Unfortunately, we do not know whether the Antelope Canyons will be open for walking tours by June. You might consider doing a kayak tour of the waterside of Antelope Canyon on Lake Powell, which includes some hiking into the pre-slot portion of the Lower canyon, which is on Federal and not Tribal Land.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hello are Antelope Canyon reservations being taken for July in the event it opens up? If it doesn’t open do you get a full refund?

    1. Hey Jeff,
      Reservations for walking tours of Antelope Canyon are not being taken yet due to the continued closure of Navajo Indian Tribal Lands to outsiders. They won’t start selling tickets until they get the clear green light from Tribal Leadership that they can resume running tours. I would recommend monitoring the official website of the Navajo Parks & Recreation Department periodically. In the meantime, I would count on moving any “Plan B” options to “Plan A” status. A popular option last year was kayak tours into the waterside of Antelope Canyon, which include some hiking into the “pre-slot” portion of the Lower Canyon which is on Federal and not Tribal land. While the scenery isn’t the “classic” slot canyon views depicted in postcards of Antelope Canyon, judging by the number of sold out days last year, people didn’t seem to mind a bit! There are several companies offering this tour, but the one we’re most familiar with is the Hidden Canyon Kayak Antelope Canyon Tour.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. we’re planning to visit parks during summer time. Do you think parks will be already open to public? What do you recommend?

    1. Hi Liliana,
      Most National Parks and Monuments administered by the National Park Service are open to tourism, with restrictions that may vary from park to park due to COVID-19.
      Areas that are likely to remain closed into the summer months are Navajo Indian Tribal Parks, such as the Antelope Canyons and Monument Valley. Should that be the case at the time you visit, alternatives for visiting these areas are:
      Kayak tours into waterside of Antelope Canyon that include some hiking into the pre-slot areas of the lower canyon, which is on Federal Land
      – self-guided hikes to Wire Pass Canyon/Buckskin Gulch near Paria, UT, or guided tours to Red Canyon/aka Peek-A-Boo Canyon near Kanab, UT
      If seeing Monument Valley was a high priority, an alternative to a car trip would be to fly over it out of Page, AZ. Fixed wing airplanes depart out of the Page Municipal Airport daily, weather permitting, and possibly contingent on a certain number of passengers traveling. Scenic air tours take ~90 minutes and will show you a sizeable chunk of Lake Powell in addition to Monument Valley!
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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