Antelope Canyon Tours
Come enjoy the unique and awe-inspiring beauty found within Antelope Canyon, located near Page, Arizona. A haven for photographers and social media enthusiasts, this slot canyon is full of bright light beams, vibrant color, and rare, wave-like walls. The artistry found within this canyon is thanks to millions of years of water erosion, and the product is truly a sight to see.
Open all year long, this is a location all outdoor enthusiasts will want to experience and should add to their bucket lists. However, guided tours are a requirement since it’s located on Navajo land. A Lower Antelope Canyon tour will prove to be brighter and more narrow, with a staircase to get you into the canyon. An Upper Antelope Canyon tour is wider at the bottom, and is the ideal area to get the iconic light beam shots that this area is so famous for showcasing! An Antelope Canyon tour will certainly prove to be an adventure you don’t want to miss out on.
Be sure you always dress for the weather and respect the sacredness of the land. You are experiencing a treasured part of Navajo Nation culture and land and we ask you to treat it with the utmost respect.
Antelope Canyon X
Antelope Canyon X is a unique section, is named after the Xs carved into the Navajo Sandstone created by millions of years of rainfall and wind. You will be transported in a vehicle 3 miles to the mouth of Antelope Canyon X, where you then hike 100 meters into Antelope Canyon X. At the bottom, your Navajo guides assist you through a tour of the first slot canyon. After the first slot canyon section is complete, guides accompany you on the 200-meter walk to the second slot canyon section. It includes 334 feet of walking, and great lighting, with occasional light beams. In the afternoon, Canyon X shows darker hues of purple and blue. There are no ladders involved in visiting Antelope Canyon X.
Lower Antelope Canyon
This section requires visitors to descend down into the canyon using steep, narrow stairs. There are a total of five flights of stairs throughout Lower Antelope Canyon. It is not very difficult, as long as there are no mobility issues. This section is narrower, and is nicknamed Corkscrew Canyon. It is mostly V-shaped, with some A-shaped and parallel slot canyon walls, including 1335 feet of walking. There is great lighting all day and year-round. Light beams usually appear late mornings except for in the Winter.
Upper Antelope Canyon
This section is at ground level, and the easiest section to walk through on flat ground. Other than a staircase to exit. It is an A-shaped canyon with 660 feet of easy walking. You are driven directly to the mouth of the canyon. Light beams often hit the canyon floor April-August.
Secret Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon, or Secret Antelope Canyon offers both A-shaped and V-shaped sections. It includes a half mile total walking, great lighting most of the day, and allows taking video. Secret Antelope Canyon is part of the Antelope Canyon system and is still an undiscovered gem, spectacular and photogenic but without the crowds. Visits are by smaller groups, each of which is the only group in the canyon at that time. There are no stairs or ladders.
What is Antelope Canyon?
This natural slot canyon was formed, and continues to be formed, by water erosion of the soft Navajo sandstone. Particularly, flash floods are responsible for the natural artistry. During monsoon season water flows from the natural basin above the slot canyon. The water and sand rush into the narrow passageways of Antelope Canyon. As they wash through, they cut, shape, deepen and smooth the edges to continue the dramatic formations. The result is a masterpiece of nature that everyone should experience at least once, if not many more times. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means “the place where water runs through rocks.”