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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All Available Tours and Bundles

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.

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

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  1. Hi
    I have a trip planned to Grand Canyon at the end of June, and the upper and lower Antylope tour booked for June 27…. what is the chance that by than it will reopen… I don’t want to spend all that money to go to Arizona and not see all that I want it, I rather move my vaca there till next year….
    Will I get refunded if I will cancel? I am health care worker and as of now, if I fly anywhere, I need to quarantine for 14 days after, so if that will not change- I cannot go on my vacation anyway…… I am so stress about it all….. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Justyna,
      First off, thank you for everything you and your colleagues have been doing to help our communities through this difficult time. Totally understand the stress and frustration you must be experiencing — you guys more than anyone need a vaca!
      Unfortunately, we have no insight as to whether the Antelope Canyons will reopen by the time you visit. The fact is that the Navajo Indian Reservation (where the Antelope Canyons are located) has been hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19; you may have heard about it on the news. They need time and space to heal when this is all said and done. Besides, a confined space like a slot canyon is the last place I’d want to be with a bunch of people I don’t know, and a dangerous virus potentially floating around!
      As to whether you reshcedule your vacation is entirely up to you. If you are truly able to pick and choose when to travel, I’d suggest re-thinking your visit for mid-October. That’s a great time of year boasting nearly picture-perfect weather and thinning crowds.
      If you do decide to go for it in June, and the Antelope Canyons remain closed, you’ll be glad to know that Horseshoe Bend remains open, and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell) is implementing a “phased reopening” of facilities and activities. Also, there are other slot canyons in the area that you can visit, many of which are nowhere near as crowded as Antelope, therefore they don’t require a guided tour to visit, although you can certainly take advantage of one for safety and convenience. These include, but are not limited to:
      Wire Pass Canyon and/or the Buckskin Gulch: located down the House Rock Valley Road, turn-off between Page, AZ, and Kanab, UT, on US89, nominal entrance fee collected at self-service kiosk at the trailhead. HRVR is unpaved, and may be rendered impassable after recent rain or snow. Those in rental cars are discouraged from attempting to drive on this road. Licensed guide services for this area include Paria Outpost & Outfitters.
      Red Canyon, aka Peek-a-Boo Canyon, between Kanab, UT and Mt. Carmel Junction, UT. An easy hike, but access via a 4WD road is required. Here again, if you’re in a rental car, you may wish to go to this area with a licensed guide service such as Dreamland Safari Tours.
      Labyrinth Canyon, one of Lake Powell’s “uplake” slot canyons, access is only available by full-day kayak tour or overnight kayak tour
      Cathedral Wash, near Lees Ferry, AZ
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Sorry Karin,
      The Antelope Canyons remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Another mitigating factor is that these attractions are located on the Navajo Indian Tribal Lands, whose residents have been affected in disproportionately high numbers by the virus.
      If you and the other members of your party are relatively fit, and have a vehicle with adequate suspension clearance to navigate the unpaved House Rock Valley Road, you might look into visiting the Buckskin Gulch or Wire Pass Canyon. These are located on BLM land, which remains accessible at one’s own risk.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hello Christian,
      We are sad to have to inform you that the Antelope Canyons have been temporarily closed to visitors at the decision of the Navajo Tribe. We support this action 100% as a slot canyon is a confined space, and sharing it with other tourists, even for a short time, can increase the chances of you being exposed to COVID-19.
      That said, there are alternatives that can save your vacation. For example, Antelope Point Marina remains open and it is still possible to take a boat tour into the water-side of Antelope Canyon, where the slot canyon joins Lake Powell. The scenery is beautiful and you will come away with a deeper understanding of the true complexity of Antelope Canyon. For more information, visit http://www.antelopecanyonboattours.com
      Another possibility would be to check out of the area’s more remote and less frequently visited slot canyons like Wire Pass Canyon and/or the Buckskin Gulch. Keep in mind, though, that the terrain surrounding these two beautiufl slot canyons is very rugged. The access road to the trailhead, the House Rock Valley Road, is unpaved, and may be rendered impassable if recent weather has been wet. Furthermore, if you’re in a rental car, driving on the HRVR would constitute off-road driving, which would void your insurance. That would put you on the hook for any damage you sustain. Definitely do your homework before committing to this Antelope Canyon alternate plan.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Would like to stay in Page 2 nights first of April — are there any hotel/tour packages? Is it beneficial to take the aerial tour?

    1. Hi Linda!
      Not aware of any Page, AZ, hotel/tour packages per se. Many local hotels will help you with tour and activity bookings upon arrival, but honestly, all hotels and guided tours should be booked well in advance of your trip. Antelope Canyon tours especially book up weeks, sometimes months ahead.
      As to whether it’s beneficial to take an air tour, my answer is a resounding “yes,” and not just because I worked in the air tour industry for many years. Getting up above Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, and the Glen Canyon Dam will give you a truer appreciation of the size and scope of these monuments by themselves and in relationship to one another. In the case of Rainbow Bridge, especially, once you see it from above, you’ll be amazed that this wondrous piece of nature was ever found in the first place! Over The Rainbow & Lake Powell Air Tour
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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