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Lower Antelope Full Walkthrough Video

Wondering if you would have any problems with the stairs and ladders of Lower Antelope? Check out this video of the full walkthough from start to finish.

If you just want to skip ahead, the section around 4:00 is probably the hardest section of the canyon.

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    1. Hi Corina,
      The Antelope Canyons are typically open during the Thanksgiving and Christmas break periods, with the possible exception of the actual holidays. Extreme weather, such as heavy snow or rain, may result in the closure of the canyons, but that is a rare occurrence.
      Advance reservations for Antelope Canyon tours are strongly recommended during the winter holidays as well as summertime.
      Alley πŸ™‚

  1. Hi,

    Can anyone recommend how one should dress for either canyon during August? Also are these canyons scalable for a 9 year old?

    1. Hi Aaron,
      You’ll be happy to know that the Antelope Canyons are perfectly accessible to 9-year-olds! Most of the slot canyons around Page, AZ, are equipped with stairs or ladders in the steeper parts, so as long as your child is relatively fit, they can probably handle them.
      As for how one should dress, since August weather is usually hot, most visitors opt for summer clothing. Appropriate shoes for walking are a definite must, as is sun protection such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, preferably one with a wide brim. The interior of the slot canyons is usually somewhat cooler than the exterior temperature; not so much as to need a jacket, but a light long-sleeved shirt may come in handy. Since no backpacks or purses are allowed in the slot canyons, extra clothing should be tied around the waist or shoulders.
      Hope that helps! Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Vivienne,
      The Antelope Canyons are best illuminated during the mid-day hours, when the sun is directly overhead. At that time of day, you also have a better chance of seeing the light beams in Upper Antelope Canyon (these do not occur in Lower Antelope). The only drawback is that these tours typically come with a higher price tag since they are considered “peak hours.” Honestly, though, there is no such thing as a bad time to visit. Earlier morning departures offer cooler temperatures and deeper, richer colors. Afternoons also have more dramatic light and shadow play on the canyon walls, and in April, outside temperatures are usually quite pleasant.
      Hope that helps! Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley πŸ™‚

  2. Our large Party of 10 secured cabins om for the north rim lodging( two nights)for a rim to rim hike on October 2. We were hoping to experience the lower canyon with our drive on sept 30 staying in page.

    There is a waiting list, please Russell Brown for the lower antelope Canyon tour, we’d be happy to accommodate if numbers too large or another time for a summer pre hike training in late august or early September. I can secure with a credit card if necessary.

    Best reached is carol Brown (wife) 4802298522.

    Or place me on a newsletter for updates.

    Thank you.

    1. Russell & Carol,
      Congratulations on securing cabin reservations for Grand Canyon North Rim!
      Your name has been placed on a priority e-mail waiting list to be notified of when the Antelope Canyons reopen. Please note that does not constitute a reservation for an Antelope Canyon tour. If you wish to make a reservation, or be placed on a waiting list with a Lower Antelope Canyon tour company, please contact:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Sara,
      We don’t know yet. We would advise monitoring the Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department website for status updates, or request to be placed on our priority e-mail notification list to get the heads up the minute the canyons reopen.
      In the meantime, consider kayaking into the waterside of Antelope Canyon, which is on Federal and not Tribal land, or hiking one of several alternate slot canyons which are not located on Navajo land. The nearest one to Page, AZ, is Wire Pass Canyon and Buckskin Gulch.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Megon,
      You are welcome to try and purchase tickets upon arrival at Lower Antelope Canyon, but I would recommend booking your tour in advance of your arrival to avoid the inconvenience of sold-out departures.
      Alley

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