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27 Important Questions for Visiting Antelope Canyon

Where is Antelope Canyon?

Antelope Canyon is located in Northern Arizona, near the city of Page.

 

How do I get to Antelope Canyon?

Day Tours from Las Vegas are available as well as shuttles from Las Vegas to Page, as well as St. George, Kanab, and Grand Canyon. Visitors can also drive themselves from Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City.

 

How far is it from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon?

It is about a 4.5 hour drive from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon.

 

When is Antelope Canyon Open?

Antelope Canyon is open daily.  Antelope Canyon was closed in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. All parts of Antelope Canyon are located on the Navajo Reservation and are subject to their opening/closing regulations.

 

Will Antelope Canyon reopen?

Antelope Canyon tours will open according to the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation. 

 

How was Antelope Canyon was formed?

Antelope Canyon was created mostly by flash flooding.  The powerful water washes through the canyon, shaping and carving the formations from the sandstone rock. 

 

Is Antelope Canyon a National Park?

Antelope Canyon is not part of the United States National Park System. It is part of the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation. 

 

Which Antelope Canyon tour is best?

Several tour companies operate tours to different parts of Antelope Canyon.  Each area has its own unique character.  How Many Antelope Canyons are there?  Several different areas are available to visit. 

 

Which Antelope Canyon is better?

The most well-known sections are Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon, but other sections such as Secret Canyon and Canyon X are also excellent options to consider.  Prices vary some and the exact experience varies as well. 

 

Is Antelope Canyon worth it?

Yes!  It is well worth the distance, cost, effort and time to experience Antelope Canyon.  Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy to beauty of this rare natural creation.  Nowhere else is quite like Antelope Canyon. 

 

Is Antelope Canyon free?

Antelope Canyon requires admission and a scheduled tour time.  Prices vary depending on which section of the canyon you visit.

 

Can I visit Antelope Canyon on my own?

Visitors are not allowed into Antelope Canyon without a Navajo guide, and must be booked as part of a tour.

 

Can I go to Antelope Canyon without a tour?

No, all visitors must experience Antelope Canyon on a tour with a Navajo guide.

 

Can you drive to Antelope Canyon?

Yes, you can drive your own car, or a rental car to Antelope Canyon.

 

Are Antelope Canyon tours open?

Antelope Canyon tours are open and closed according to the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation, which closed the area in Spring 2020 due to COVID, and also may mandate closures during other times due to weather or other factors. 

 

What do I do when Antelope Canyon is closed?

An alternative to Antelope Canyon is Peekaboo Canyon, which is a beautiful slot canyon that can be combined with a tour of Zion National Park.  This is a great option when Antelope Canyon is closed.

 

Who owns Antelope Canyon?

Antelope Canyon is located on the Navajo Reservation, and the tour companies that operate there must be Navajo owned. 

 

Why is Antelope Canyon red?

The iron content in the soil and rock creates hues of red, orange, gold, brown, and help to create the stripes and patterns.

 

Why is Antelope Canyon called that?

The name comes from Navajo stories of antelope grazing along the canyon in the winter. 

 

Tell me why Antelope Canyon is so popular

Antelope Canyon was not widely popular a few decades ago.  Social Media helped to share the magnificence of Antelope Canyon.  Once photos of its beauty were shared, people realized that they needed to visit this slot canyon and be a part of it.

 

How far is it from Antelope Canyon to Horseshoe Bend?

It is about a 15-minute drive from Horseshoe Bend to Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon.  Day Tours from Las Vegas include both locations. 

 

Can I visit Antelope Canyon without a guide?

No, visitors must experience Antelope Canyon with a Navajo Guide.

 

Antelope Canyon is near what city?

Antelope Canyon is near Page, Arizona, in Northern Arizona.

 

Is Antelope Canyon near Sedona?

It is about a 3-hour drive from Sedona to Antelope Canyon.

 

Antelope Canyon is in what state?

Antelope Canyon is in Northern Arizona, near the state border with Utah.

 

How far is it from Antelope Canyon to Grand Canyon?

It is about a 2.5-hour drive from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to Antelope Canyon.

 

Antelope Canyon vs. Zion National Park

Antelope Canyon is a narrow, winding slot canyon.  Zion National Park is a large, wide valley with steep canyon walls on both sides. They are vastly different, and should both be visited. 

 

Antelope Canyon vs. the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is massive, expansive and virtually unending from the many view-points.  Antelope Canyon is a small, narrow, intimate experience with magical angles, shapes and colors. It is hard to compare the two, beyond calling them both canyons. 

 

Antelope Canyon vs. Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park is actually not a canyon, but a natural amphitheater with wonderful shapes called hoodoos.  Antelope Canyon is a compact, narrow slot canyon with dazzling colors, shapes and formations. 

 

Can I visit both Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend?

Yes, both destinations are combined in Day Tours from Las Vegas.  If you are driving yourself, you can also visit both in the same day. 

 

Is there an Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend tour?

Yes, all of our Tours from Las Vegas to Page, Arizona, include both destinations, with admission included. 

 

What is the difference between Antelope Canyon and the Grand Canyon?

The Grand Canyon is massive, expansive and virtually unending from the many view-points.  Antelope Canyon is a small, narrow, intimate experience with magical angles, shapes and colors. It is hard to compare the two, beyond calling them both canyons. 

 

Should I visit Antelope Canyon or Peekaboo Canyon?

Both of these slot canyons are beautiful and worthy of a visit.  Antelope Canyon is more popular, while Peekaboo Canyon is less crowded, and can more easily be combined with a tour of Zion National Park. 

 

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