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Last Minute and Walk up bookings are no more!

It’s a point that cannot be overstressed: Antelope Canyon is a must-see for anyone visiting Northern Arizona! You can only go there with a guided tour, and making an advance reservation is not just a nicety, it’s an absolute necessity. Long gone are the days when you could show up in Page, AZ, drive up to Antelope Canyon or a tour outfitter’s office, and hope to get on a tour within a reasonable timeframe. You can’t even do that in Lower Antelope Canyon anymore. On top of its popularity COVID has added its own challenges and the Tour Operators have been reduced to 50% of their Tour Inventories. (For Public Saftey)


So what’s a traveler to do in case they didn’t get the memo? First off, it depends on when you wanted to tour Antelope Canyon. Online reservations can be made directly with the different Antelope Canyon tour companies up to 24 hours in advance. Some, but not all, offer same-day online bookings, availability permitting.

Upper Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon


If you wish to tour Antelope Canyon within 24-48 hours and are still finding tours sold out after exploring all avenues available, here’s what we recommend you do:

  • Go old school. All Antelope Canyon tour companies offer real-time tour availability via their websites; in theory, anyway. In reality, seats that get cancelled last minute or under duress may not make it back into online inventory right away. How can you get access to those seats? Get on the phone. 


Phone numbers for the companies that tour the main branches of Antelope Canyon (Upper and Lower) are as follows: 


    • Lower Antelope Canyon

      • Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours   928-606-2168  

      • Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours   928-640-1761 


    • Upper Antelope Canyon 

      • Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours   928-698-3384

      • Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours   928-645-9102

      • Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours   928-380-1874

      • Chief Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours   928-645-5594

  • Consider alternatives. Antelope Canyon is amazing, to be sure, but it’s not the only slot game in town. There are many other slot canyons in the immediate vicinity of Page, AZ, that are just as beautiful as Antelope Canyon, but not nearly as crowded. If you strike out on getting reservations for an Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon tour, a tour of one of these alternate slot canyons just might save your vacation. Some tour companies offer same-day reservations, availability permitting. In most cases, online reservations can only be made 24 hours or more in advance. If you’re looking for last minute reservations for an Antelope Canyon alternative tour, once again, inquiring by phone will get you faster results. 

Contact information for Page, AZ, companies who manage alternate slot canyons to Antelope Canyon:  


    • Taadidiin Tours – Antelope Canyon X, Cardiac Canyon – 928-660-8890

    • Waterholes Canyon Experience – Waterholes Canyon – 928-660-2031

    • Horseshoe Bend Tours – Secret Antelope/Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon, Lucky Slot Canyon – 435-275-4594

    • Chief Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours – Cathedral Canyon – 928-645-5594

    • Mystical Antelope Canyon Tours – Mystical Antelope Canyon – 928-640-3852

    • Antelope Valley Tours – Ligai Si’Anii, Ram’s Head, Wind Pebble Canyon – 928-640-2594

    • Peek-A-Boo/Red Slot Canyon – Dreamland Safari Tours – 435-677-5967 (Kanab, UT)


  • Approach it from a different angle. Antelope Canyon and its sister slots were formed by the rushing waters of flash floods. That water has to end up somewhere, and in this case, that “somewhere” is Lake Powell. Boat and kayak tours to the water side of Antelope Canyon are a great way to not only check this attraction off your to-do list, but to come away with a deeper comprehension of its complexity.

    • For boat tours to Antelope Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, and other areas of Lake Powell departing within 48 hours, call Lake Powell Resort at 928-645-2433. 

    • Kayak tours of Antelope Canyon departing from Antelope Point Marina are offered by Hidden Canyon Kayak. For reservations for tours occurring within 48 hours of your arrival, call 928-660-1836


Go your own way. If you have a 4WD vehicle, some hiking/trailfinding experience, and a sense of adventure, you can explore one of several slot canyons on the Utah/Ariziona border that don’t require a reservation, including, but certainly not limited to: 

  • Buckskin Gulch – at 30+ miles in length, it’s the grand-daddy of all slot canyons, but you don’t have to go all the way through it to enjoy it. A $6.00/per person (and dog) permit fee can be paid at the self-serve kiosk at the Wire Pass, White House, Middle, or Lees Ferry trailhead

  • Wire Pass Canyon – a tributary of the Buckskin Gulch with an attractive and relatively easy half-mile slot canyon; access via the House Rock Valley Road, permit fee of $6.00/person also applies

  • Blue Pools Wash – a short but memorable slot canyon that runs under a highway, this slot canyon has two major drops that require ropes and rappelling experience to navigate, as well as a vehicle with adequate clearance to get to the trailhead

  • Cottonwood Wash Narrows – another less-traveled slot canyon, for good reason: the sole access road is unpaved and often rendered impassable after rain and snow storms, but brave souls with adequately-equipped vehicles will be treated to a fascinating slot canyon and a surprisingly easy hike 

59 Responses

  1. We have two bookings for Friday March 8. We’ve received no email confirmations. I’ve been able to track down the upper canyon booking but not the lower canyon one. Please send me confirmation ASAP. I show the charges on my card.

    1. Hi Meta,
      Your Lower Antelope Canyon tour confirmation has been sent to the email address you have provided.
      Please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your primary email folder. If troubles persist, please contact us directly at
      Your reservation is confirmed for the Lower Antelope Canyon tour on Friday, March 8, 2:15 PM. Check-in is required at 1:30 PM sharp.
      Thank you,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Aurelio,
      Only the active or retired service person would qualify for the veteran’s discount.
      Military ID must be presented and verified upon check-in.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. Hello, I would like to book an Upper Antelope Canyon tour for me and my partner between 06/13/23 and 06/15/23. Unfortunately, there is no online availability for June 2023 and I can’t call the given number on my phone due to my local network. Who can I contact?

    1. Hi Sebastian,
      Sorry to hear you are having problems booking an Antelope Canyon tour. A cursory check of our preferred providers’ site does show no online availability for your travel dates. I would suggest checking with other tour companies, who are showing availability:
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102,
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808,
      – Tse Bighanilini Tours, (928) 310-9458,
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. Hello, after I book a tour for upper canyon, do I still need to buy admission ticket? Where in Page would be to meet? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lynn,
      Your tour price includes your admission ticket to Antelope Canyon. If you were to visit Horseshoe Bend, or the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell Resort, Antelope Point Marina, Lone Rock Beach), these require separate admission tickets, respectively, $10/car for Horseshoe Bend, and $30/vehicle (good for one week’s time) for Glen Canyon NRA.
      As for where your Antelope Canyon tour meets, that depends on which company you book with. There are two companies that operate from the town of Page, AZ: Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours and Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours. Their offices are on Lake Powell Boulevard, Page, AZ’s “main drag” and relatively easy to find. Three other companies, Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, and Tse Bighanilini Tours, meet at the Tribal Park Entrance to Antelope Canyon on US98 Southeast of Page, AZ.
      Hope that helps. If you have further questions, please contact me directly at
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  4. Hello,

    Thanks in advance for your time!

    I’m looking for a tour that offers lower AND upper on the same deal and also that’s not an 8 hr option, should be 4 hrs between both at the max, any options? Please contact me thru my email.

    Thanks for all your kind help and best regards, ALEX =)

    1. Hey Alex,
      At the present time, it’s not possible to book both an Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon tour on the same ticket. COVID kinda messed that up. However, you can still book both tours, with as long or as short a gap in between as you wish, by checking the availability of all Antelope Canyon tour operators.
      For Lower Antelope Canyon:
      – Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 and
      – Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761
      For Upper Antelope Canyon:
      – Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, 928-645-9102,
      – Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, 928-645-5594,
      – Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384
      – Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, (928) 614-4919 or (928) 640-6808,
      – Tse’ Bighanilini Tours, 928-310-9458,
      Hope that helps! Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  5. We are planning to tour both upper and lower canyons late Sept. How far in advance can I book this? Also what is the cancellation policy if we need to cancel? Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie!
      Since September is a popular time of year to visit the Antelope Canyons, and tour operators are still running at limited capacity, you should make Antelope Canyon tour reservations ASAP. As for cancellation policies, most tour companies allow for refunds (full or partial) as long as you cancel 72+ hours prior to the date of your tour. However, policies may vary quite markedly between tour operators, so be sure you check this aspect out thoroughly before committing.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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