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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 3 of the 5 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 - Ligai Si Anii

This Tour is Family Friendly and is a great adventure for all levels of hikers. The slower pace and more intimate settings make for great Camera and Photo Experiences.
Spotlight Tour

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

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

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

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Comments Section

861 Responses

  1. Hello,
    I’ll be visiting in mid November and would like to do both upper and lower canyons. I’d like to seek your advice on the time to visit to get the best lighting.
    I’m thinking about a lower canyon tour around 11 am and then an upper canyon tour around 2-2:30ish. Is this good or would you recommend visiting the upper in the morning instead?
    Thank you so much,
    Melanie

    1. Hey Melanie!
      There’s no such thing as a “bad” time to tour the Antelope Canyons, but for optimal lighting, around mid-day is best. FYI, you won’t see the light beams that are advertised so heavily in Upper, November is too late in the season. If you were to tour either canyon earlier in the morning, you’ll see deeper, richer colors in the canyon walls, which contrasts beautifully with a clear blue sky on good weather days.
      Hope that helps.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Hi Alley,

    Does tour company pick us up at the hotel or do we need to rent cars at Page airport? Is it necessary to rent-a-car? Thank you.

    1. Hi J,
      Antelope Canyon tour companies do not pick up at hotels. Depending on which segment of Antelope Canyon you tour, you would need to go to a tour company’s office in downtown Page, AZ, or to the Antelope Canyon Tribal Park Entrance on Highway 98, approximately 10 minutes Southeast of town.
      As for the necessity of renting a car, it is strongly recommended that you have your own means of transportation in this part of the country. Page, AZ, itself is extremely remote and as such, has no buses, trains, or Ubers. The town’s sole taxi company is rated as hit-and-miss. There is an AVIS rental car outlet at the Page Municipal Airport as well as a jeep rental company in town.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. We are staying in Tucson the week of March 18-25, 2023 so its at least a 6 hour drive to get to Page. There are four of us, we would like to visit both canyons. I thought we could see one of them in the afternoon on a week day, stay overnight in Page, then see the other one the next morning before traveling back to Tucson. Based on this information do you think we can book both that week?

    1. Hi Dave!
      You are correct that the drive from Tucson, AZ, to Page, AZ, takes approximately 6-6.5 hours one way. Your plan to visit one branch of the Antelope Canyons in the afternoon, overnight in Page, AZ, then tour a second branch the following morning should work fine, as long as the weather cooperates. Late March is in the transitional period between winter and spring; typical weather for that timeframe is sunny and brisk, but it’s also notorious for having a late-season snowstorm move through. Page, AZ, typically doesn’t experience much snow, but areas in the higher elevations, such as Flagstaff and Grand Canyon do. Naturally, it’s too soon to call, but start monitoring Grand Canyon East weather about two weeks before you travel to best gauge what to pack.
      2023 inventory for Antelope Canyon tours should be made available sometime in November-December. At this time, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours must be booked separately. You will need to search through the websites of several different companies to find availability. Each tour will take between 90 minutes and 2 hours to complete taking into account advance check-in time, etc. Also, be sure to factor in a gap between the two tours in case you want to get lunch or just take a short breather.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, the tour companies are:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com/
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      For Upper Antelope, there are five tour companies to pick from:
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours http://www.navajotours.com 928-698-3384
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.antelopecanyon.com 928-645-9102
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.adventurousantelopecanyon.com 928-380-1874
      – Chief Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com 928-645-5594
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours https://www.tsebighanilini.com/ 928-310-9458
      Roger Ekis and Chief Tsosie’s tours originate in downtown Page, AZ. Navajo Tours, Adventurous Antelope Canyon, and Tse Bighanilini start at the Tribal Park Entrance on US98, near Lower Antelope Canyon.
      Be sure to set aside some time to visit Horseshoe Bend, which is on the way into town and takes on average 60-90 minutes to park, walk to the rim, take photos, then walk back to your vehicle. For more information on this and other ways to best enjoy a one-day visit to Page, AZ, visit our companion site, http://www.HorseshoeBend.com and check out “24 Hours in Page, AZ.”
      If you have further questions, please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hi,

    Planning for a canyon tour both upper and lower on Nov 5th for a group of 7 adults. Please advice the good time frames to view both the canyons and options on booking a combined tour ?

    Thanks,
    Sandy

    1. Hi Sandy,
      At this time, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours must be booked separately.
      You will need to search through the websites of several different companies to find availability. Each tour will take between 90 minutes and 2 hours to complete taking into account advance check-in time, etc. Also, be sure to factor in a gap between the two tours in case you want to get lunch or just take a short breather.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, the tour companies are:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com/
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      For Upper Antelope, there are five tour companies to pick from:
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours http://www.navajotours.com 928-698-3384
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.antelopecanyon.com 928-645-9102
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.adventurousantelopecanyon.com 928-380-1874
      – Chief Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com 928-645-5594
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours https://www.tsebighanilini.com/ 928-310-9458
      Roger Ekis and Chief Tsosie’s tours originate in downtown Page, AZ. Navajo Tours, Adventurous Antelope Canyon, and Tse Bighanilini start at the Tribal Park Entrance on US98, near Lower Antelope Canyon.
      Thank you for visiting our site today.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. Dear Colleagues

    Could you help me please to arrange a tour of Lower Antelope Canyon for our group of around 40 people in the early morning on Thursday 10/27/22 ?

    What earlier time would this be possible?

    We need an early hour as the group has already booked a flight over Lake Powell on this day, before noon ?

    What price can you offer of such a trip?

    With tourist greetings
    Filip Wasiak
    Tour manager, PL
    mob. + 48 601 676 475
    mail: fwasiak@2com.pl

    1. Dear Filip,
      Hello and thank you for visiting our site.
      To book a tour for a large group, you would need to contact the Lower Antelope Canyon tour companies directly. There are two of them, their contact info is as follows:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, phone: (928) 645-6997, e-mail: kens.tour.booking@outlook.com, website: http://www.lowerantelope.com
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours, phone: 928-640-1761, e-mail: book@lowercanyontours.com, website: http://www.antelopelowercanyon.com/
      Good luck and safe travels to you all,
      Alley 🙂

  6. Hi Heather ,

    I will be coming from Grand Canyon . Wonder if there’s a tour that goes to both Horseshoe bend and antelope canyon from Grand Canyon . If not what is your recommendation if I want to join a tour to Horseshoe bend and antelope canyon . Thanks

    1. Hi Sandy,
      The only tour that originates at Grand Canyon South Rim that would cover both attractions is the Scenic Airlines Canyon River Adventure tour (also known as Antelope Canyon with Rafting). This is a wonderful 12-hour program that starts with a sunrise airplane flight over the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, breaks for a light breakfast, then transitions to a 4×4 tour of Upper Antelope Canyon, followed by a half-day rafting trip through Glen Canyon. After the raft portion, you are then transported by motorcoach back to Grand Canyon South Rim.
      The Canyon River Adventure is offered from early March through late October.
      Otherwise, you can simply drive from Grand Canyon South Rim to Page, AZ (~150 miles) to visit Horseshoe Bend and tour Antelope Canyon.
      Hope that helps. Please contact me directly at horseshoe.bend.az@gmail.com if you have further questions.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Meg,
      Antelope Canyon tour inventory for 2023 will most likely be made available online in November or December of this year.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  7. We will be coming from Zion and want to go to both the upper and lower canyons. Is there one tour company that does back to back tours?

    1. Hi Vicki,
      Unfortunately, there is no one company that conducts both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tours. You will need to search through the websites of several different companies to find availability. Also, be sure to factor in a gap between the two tours in case you want to get lunch or just take a breather.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon, the tour companies are:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com/ and
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      For Upper Antelope, there are five tour companies to pick from:
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours http://www.navajotours.com 928-698-3384
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.antelopecanyon.com 928-645-9102
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours http://www.adventurousantelopecanyon.com 928-380-1874
      – Chief Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours http://www.antelopeslotcanyon.com 928-645-5594
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours https://www.tsebighanilini.com/ 928-310-9458
      Note that the drive from Zion National Park to Page, AZ, is approximately 2 hours each each way. If you’re visiting during Daylight Savings Time, Zion will be on Mountain Daylight Time, whereas Page will be on Mountain Standard Time, which means Zion is one hour “ahead” of Page.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley

  8. My husband & I are visiting Page AZ (lower antelope canyon). we would like to do Horseshoe bend that same afternoon, but I have to be careful of high altitudes; should I be concerned? I was planning on Monument Valley also (sunrise tour but it looks like the distance from Page to there is 2 hrs, am I correct?

    1. Hi again Carole,
      The Horseshoe Bend Overlook is approximately 700′ above the Colorado River. There is a railed safety platform you can view it from if you’re concerned about the altitude, but the majority of the rim is unfenced. If you’re more concerned about the elevation above sea level, Page, AZ, is approximately 4,300′ ASL.
      RE: Monument Valley, you are correct that the distance from Page, AZ, is approximately 2 hours. Another concern is the time zone: being on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Monument Valley DOES observe Daylight Savings Time, whereas Page, AZ, does not. This means that Monument Valley is one hour “ahead” of Page, which you’ll have to factor into your departure time. If you’re doing a sunrise tour, that’s going to mean a very early morning. You might reconsider that and reschedule for a later time, or arrange to spend the night prior in Monument Valley.
      Hope that helps.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  9. We are scheduled to tour upper antelope canyon the middle of Sept. I heard that it might be worth it to do both upper and lower if we can fit it in. Would that be advised? If so, could you share the link to the tours for lower antelope canyon? We were told we needed to take a 1 hour break between, but if there are places to eat around there, we will take a 2 hour and have lunch.
    (The upper is scheduled at 2:30pm)

    1. Hi Heather!
      Touring both Upper and Lower Antelope will give you a better appreciation for the complexity of the Antelope Canyon eco-system, so if you have the time and inclination, go fo it. There are two companies operating tours to Lower Antelope Canyon. Their tours are virtually identical, right down to the footsteps; prices are similar, too. They are:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com/ and
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      I would recommend a longer break in between than 1 hour; 2 hours is better in case there’s any delay in your first tour starting, which can happen during busy operating times. Places to get lunch are a relatively short distance from the Antelope Canyons themselves. The primary ones are Antelope Point Marina, which is inside the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which means you’ll have to pay the $30/vehicle entrance fee. That’s good for one week, so you can reuse it to go to Wahweap Marina or Lone Rock Beach. Another place relatively close by is the Deli at Big Lake Trading Post, at the corner of US98 and Coppermine Road. They make pretty good sandwiches and Navajo tacos, but I’ve heard from some sources that their hours can be inconsistent. It is a convenience store, so if the deli is closed, you could always grab a soda and pre-packaged snacks such as chips, summer sausage, etc.
      Should neither of those places appeal, you’ll find a decent restaurant selection in downtown Page, AZ. Another option would simply be to purchase an inexpensive cooler and stock it with food and drinks pre-purchased at the local Super Wal-Mart of Safeway stores.
      Hope that helps! Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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