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Antelope Canyon

Page, Arizona

based on 37 reviews


Added by Mark Handy

Explore breathtaking slot canyons with wonderful lighting throughout the day. The tours are guided tours by local Navajo.

Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, and requires you to book a tour guide. But don’t let that dissuade you – this natural marvel is well worth it, and this is a must-do for amateur and professional photographers alike.

The canyon is divided into two primary areas: Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse' bighanilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet elevation and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed. Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdestwazi, or "spiral rock arches." Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.

A guide must accompany you when you visit Antelope Canyon. Tours can be purchased with navajotours.com or booked in nearby Page, Arizona and range from $30 to $80 per person, depending on the time of the day and length of the tour.

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Antelope Canyon Reviews

Very touristy, you get only a couple seconds to get your photos as you are corralled quickly through the canyons. It was nice but too crowded.

The place is so beautiful and taken care of by the right people. Loved every second

The photos here can get a bit cliche but they are still amazing. You need to get a tour to visit Antelope Canyon. It's a really popular spot and most likely you have seen photos from here on any Arizona ad.

I have visited only the upper Antelope canyon and can attest that it is something that you should at least once in your life see with your own eyes. Since you can only visit the canyon with a guide or tour company, it is really easy to access and safe. However this is also the downside, as visiting in groups leads to a very crowded situation inside the narrow canyon making it hard to really enjoy the marvel of the nature. If I am not mistaken, tours can be organised in more private fashion with the aim of photography, but they can be quite more expensive and also may require more planning (i.e. booking several days earlier).

I have been to both upper and lower Antelope Canyon. I think they are both worth a visit. The upper canyon gets more dramatic light beams and the lower canyon in much narrower. The only downside is that the canyons get quite crowded.

It's an absolutely beautiful canyon. It can get chilly down there. You're required to sign up for a tour.

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