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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  

Upper Antelope Canyon Tour

Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, is the most famous slot canyon formation in all the world, and for good reason: Book a tour today and capture the magic. Find out why the American Southwest is considered the Canyon Capital of the World!

Exclusive Excursions now available

Book your party of up to six people and get your own Exclusive Tour vehical to yourself, a guide for your group and first access to the canyon. *Check for Limited availability after selecting Date and Time.

If Upper Antelope is full on the dates you are looking for. Check Lower Antelope Canyon

Upper & Lower Antelope Canyon Tours

So you’ve decided to tour both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon on your upcoming vacation to Northern Arizona. Great Let us help you find the tours that work for you!
Most Popular

Antelope Canyon X

If you are looking for a more intimate experience we recommend you take a look at Canyon X. This is one of the newer tours located in the Antelope Canyon Wash. Seating is limited so book your tour today.
Intimate Groups

Lower Antelope Canyon

At one time this canyon was not as well known as Upper Antelope. However those days are long gone. Discover the natural beauty and vibrant Colors that make Lower Antelope so Popular
Hot Tour

and there is more than just Antelope Canyon

Maybe you are coming from Las Vegas the South Rim or Phoenix. Perhaps you are looking for things to see besides just Antelope Canyon.  Here are a few of our recommendations

Cathedral Canyon

Looking to escape the crowds at Antelope. Check out this hidden Jem of the area. This is one of the Best Deals out there. Smaller groups and a slower pace make this a wonderful deal.
Great Deal

Deals from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon

2 Million people a year travel to the Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Many of them start their adventures from Las Vegas. These are Day Trips
From Las Vegas

Horseshoe Bend / Tower Butte Landing

This 45 Minute Tour shows off many of the best attractions in the area including Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend and Tower Butte! Book your ride now.
Helicopter Tour

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! 

Why go with Bundle Deals?

Benefits of a Bundle Deal…  
#1 – All inclusive booking price.  Don’t get caught with hidden fee’s!
#2 – Our service does all of the work finding any possible booking combination and times. Saving you valuable time.

#3 – 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.
#4 – Many times bundle deals are available when stand alone Tours are not!

Upper& Lower Antelope Canyon Videos

Upper, Lower and Boat Gallery

Upper Antelope Schedule of Times

Lower Anteope Schedule of Times

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

Comments Section

813 Responses

  1. Hi,

    we booked a tour for 2 persons to the upper canyon on the 16th September, but forgot to print the vouchers.
    Now the link is expired.
    Can you send us a new link?

    1. Hi Lukasz,
      You would need to contact the tour company you booked with in order to get your vouchers. This information should be on your credit card receipt.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley

  2. Hi, we booked a tour for 4 persons to the upper canyon on the 28th off july but forgot to print the waivers. Now the link is expired. Can you send is a new link?

    Maria Damen and Hoeblal family

    1. Hi Maria,
      You would need to contact the tour company you booked with in order to get your vouchers. This information should be on your credit card receipt.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Is it actually true that all these outdoor tours require masks? That’s a big NO for my family, so I want to confirm before we book. Thank you.

    1. Hi Karen,
      Yes, it is true that Antelope Canyon tour companies require participants to wear masks for the entirety of the tour. The Navajo Nation, on whose tribal lands the Antelope Canyons are situated, was hit especially hard by COVID-19. They are within their legal rights to take whatever steps they feel necessary to mitigate possible exposure by visitors (such as operating at only 75% capacity), while still allowing access to these popular tours.
      If this is a non-starter for your family, you’ll be glad to know that there are other slot canyons located nearby that are not subject to these requirements. One is Wire Pass Canyon, located about 1 hour away from Page, AZ. This is a fairly easy walk that does not require a guided tour to enjoy, only a day-use pass, which can be purchased via Recreation.gov. The only caveat would be to check conditions of the House Rock Valley Road before attempting to drive down this unpaved road, especially in a rental car. If recent weather has brought any moisture, that could render the road impassable.
      Another option worth checking out is Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon near Kanab, UT. While a guided tour is technically not required to explore this lovely canyon, they come strongly recommended since the access road is very hard to navigate for those without 4WD experience and in standard passenger cars. Several reputable tour companies offer guided tours to Peek-A-Boo, the ones we are most familiar with are:
      – Dreamland Safari Tours, (435) 412-1790, http://www.dreamlandtours.net
      – TC Tours, (435) 668-5262, http://www.slotcanyontourskanab.com
      – Kanab Tour Company, (435) 644-5525, http://www.kanabtourcompany.com
      – Forever Adventure Tours, 435-644-5700, http://www.foreveradventuretours.com
      – Grand Circle Tours, (928) 691-0166, http://www.vermilioncliffs.net
      Hope that helps! Please contact me directly if I can be of further assistance.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hey There, I have a 5 year old but when I am trying to book it says no children 0-5. I have see videos where even infants have gone there. Is it like only specific tour companies allow children younger than 5.

    Also, we can either do upper or lower. Which one would you suggest? Also if I am getting a timeslot around 2:30 PM then which one would make more sense. Since I will be visiting in June end I need to consider crowds as well. Both the canyons are over crowded during this time?

    1. Hi Amit,
      You have correctly deduced that a. infants and toddlers are allowed on Antelope Canyon tours and b. only specific tour companies allow children under the age of 5-6.
      Both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon are beautiful, as to which one you tour, depends largely on the physical fitness levels of all members of your party. Whlle Upper Antelope Canyon is a relatively straightforward 100 yard walk through the canyon, afterward, you’ll need to navigate a 1/2-mile long network of steps and walkways from the exit of the canyon back to the tour vehicle parking area. Lower Antelope Canyon is below ground and more physical, requiring you to descend into the canyon via the equivalent of 3-4 flights of stairs, then a few smaller ladders in the canyon’s interior, then a 3-4 stair flight ascent back out of the canyon. Children your kids’ age tour Lower Antelope all the time and enjoy it; others require their parents to assist them on certain parts.
      Both Lower Antelope Canyon tour companies allow children on their tours:
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours, http://www.antelopelowercanyon.com, 928-640-1761
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, http://www.lowerantelope.com, 928-606-2168 or 928-660-2350
      For Upper Antelope, tour companies that allow kids are:
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, downtown Page, Arizona, http://www.antelopecanyon.com, 928-645-9102
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, US98, between Mile Markers 299 & 300, http://www.navajotours.com,928-698-3384
      For more information, visit AntelopeCanyon.AZ FAQ: Bringing Kids
      As for which is better to tour at a 2:30 PM timeslot, that’s up to you. Both slot canyons are crowded at this time of year since it’s peak travel season, but to mitigate exposure to COVID-19, the tour companies are only operating at 75% capacity.
      Hope that clarifies things for you! Please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com if I can be of further assistance.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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