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Trail isn’t well maintained, cactus overlapping on trail in many parts.... wasn’t enjoyable....wont do again.

walking
2 days ago

Guided tour through the canyon. Amazing views, worth every dollar.

Love this trail! Someone did remove the signs to get to the airplane reck, so just know that it’s 3 1/2 miles in! Bring extra water!

spectacular
we did it with our 4 year old
she loved it
bring enough photo memory

hiking
9 days ago

I don't really consider this a "hike", but rather more of a walk down stairs, into a canyon that offers you some of the most memorable views in your life. In fact, the only way to enter the canyon is through a tour. If you are a nature lover of any kind, this is a must-do.
As the information above shows, you are not allowed to enter this canyon without a Navajo guide and a permit. Permits are cheap (under $10), and then the price of the tour. It's a large parking lot, so unless you're there in peak season on a weekend, you'll not have too hard a time parking.
The tours are grouped of maybe 20-25 people at a time, with a Navajo guide who offers you details about the canyon and the surrounding land along the way.
Again, you are not allowed to just part and walk down into the canyon. This is for your own safely because if you are in the canyon when it rains, you will drown. Sounds dramatic, but it's true. The guides let you know that only 1 inch of rain above-ground will flood this 80 ft deep canyon. So, heed the warning to never sneak in. Plus, it's about respect. This is tribal land that we're privileged to walk on. So, don't grumble about the fee or that you can't wander around alone. The guides will give you ample opportunities to stop and take pictures.
For those who aren't into hiking, are disabled, or don't exercise regularly, the only way down, into the canyon is by climbing down narrow, grated stair cases.
Fair warning, too, about the amount of tourists here. LIterally busloads. I've been twice, once in October, where there was minimal wait time (maybe 10 min max). The second time I went, I visited in mid-July, around 10am. The wait to get into the canyon lasted 45+ min as you stand outside in direct sunlight. There were hundreds of people standing, waiting for their tour group to enter down into the canyon. And because you're standing in direct sun, there were a few people in line when I was there who fainted. No joke. So if you're not acclimated to desert heat and don't have 2+ bottles of water, DO NOT GO IN THE SUMMER.
Otherwise, this will be one of the most beautiful things you ever see.

A easy trail for all tucsonians

Alleen te bezoeken middels een tour, het is inderdaad een soort van polonaise door de Canyon maar zeker met wat geduld en manoeuvreren tussen de mensen door absoluut de moeite waard.

This is my favorite trail around. It's steep enough to test you no matter how fit you are and has a great summit. There's also a chance of seeing some bighorn sheep too.

Dogs are allowed.

hiking
28 days ago

I’ve been here three weeks and this was my third hike (Pusch Peak, Mt. Kimball, now this)—up to The Window—a must-see happy ending. The canyon part, roughly 75% of the trail, is moderately grown up with foliage from the monsoons. I saw an Arizona Black Rattler, Tiger Rattler, Black-Nose Gartersnake, a centipede, and quite a few mammals. My dad would’ve labeled the canyon as “snakey”. If that doesn’t bother you, you’ll love this one of a kind hike. The trail crosses the dry canyon creek about 15 times, but the trail is well-marked with cairns. I blew through 6L of water and ran out about 45 minutes from the truck. Spending about an hour at the window, taking pictures, and getting snakes out of my way—took me 11 hours to go 20 miles. And I’m built like a goddamn mythological god. So start early, pack at least 6L of water, keep an eye out for snakes, and find the amo can at The Window so you can sign in!

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike up to The Window. Tough. There’s a lot of small foliage in the canyon section (like 75% of the route) because of the rains. I started at 5:30am and saw three snakes, a centipede, and mule deer. Like my dad would say, “it’s snakey “. But if that doesn’t bother you, the canyon trail is unique to what I’ve done locally, and The Window is a true happy ending. Find the amo can and sign in!

hiking
1 month ago

Don't have any words for the views, its amazing. one of the best places i have ever seen.

hiking
1 month ago

This canyon may be the best I have ever hiked despite the crowd. Went around 10 am but still got plenty of great shots. Would definitely go again when in the area.

As many times as I have done this trail, it doesn’t get easier but by far my favorite trail!! Happy lucky Sunday, saw big horn at pretty close distance, 8 of them!! And a Gila monster at the top!! Well worth my Sunday!!

nature trips
1 month ago

Bajas muchísimo y así como lo bajas lo tienes que volver a subir. El regreso es intenso. Un buen ejercicio

on Butterfly Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with great views. The trail was dusty. I got home with very dirty feet, not a complaint though, just a heads up. We went a little further than the plane crash and came back. 6 miles total. The ascent on the way back is a good leg workout. Pretty decent coverage from the sun too.

One of the tougher trails in the Tucson area. The cooler option hangs a left and back-countriez up to the gaurd above finger rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Probably one of the best hike I did in Arizona. Love the sunlight shined into the canyon, the color reflection on the rocks was amazing. Go at noon if possible for the best sunlight. I did both upper and lower Antelope, and personally like the lower canyon better. The trip and longer and slightly more challenging (still pretty easy though.)

Pretty difficult but totally worth it. Took me four hours. My iPhone recorded 7.5 miles for the trail.

1 month ago

AMAZING! Ask for Marisa. Soooooo worth it. Great views, once in a lifetime tours. The guides are amazing and super friendly and helpful.

Easy hike for my kids!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike a once in a lifetime experience!

Amazing experience we booked with Antelope Slot Canyon tours. Ernest was our guide and he was amazing, he know where to get the best pictures we didn’t feel rushed at all (except for the tour guide behind us, but she was from a different company) he would even take a picture if I couldn’t get the best shot, he could. Also we did the 3:00pm tour and it was almost to dark would recommend the earlier tour for best pics.

Only tours - $50 for a .6 mile tour... way overcrowded

walking
2 months ago

This company "Antelope Canyon Photo Tours" is great! all because of our guide "Marshall". We had a small enough group that he was able to help us get the perfect pictures. And was very knowledgeable.

This is a wonderfully hard and satisfying uphill hike! It is 10 miles total. I’ve never seen horses on this trail nor would it be a good trail for them. 4,200’ of elevation gain.

nature trips
2 months ago

This isn't even a hike any more than waiting in the slowest line at Disneyland is a hike, and the line at Disneyland is more fun. This was too crowded to make it worth it.

It was really hot. I drank all my 2 liter of Mt. Dew and was really thirsty, and I didn't have any Sour Patch Kids

on Antelope Canyon

hiking
2 months ago

don't even think about it unless you want to be hearded like cattle on the back of a flatbed for $60 each. Cash. that's as far as we got as the whole experience was nothing but dismal.

2 months ago

I did the Upper Antelope Canyon in the winter of January. Which u can get a discount because of the time of season - it was ($30/PP) and also the Lower Slot Canyon was closed. If your worried about being Claustrophobic- I took my friend who is -Honestly, it wasn't bad and she was okay! There's enough space to maneuver around and get through.
*It's important that you book ahead because all the times get booked really fast and there's only a few spots for the hour. I was able to book mine 48 hours prior-
but I did the earliest time which was 8AM- there was a little bit of light still for pictures. Try for the Noon time schedule!
It was early in the morning and cold! Plus the Jeep ride is like 15-20 minutes- so if u go in winter, Dress warm. They do supply blankets for the Jeeps which is also really cool. We had some lighting peaks in certain areas-and our tour guide was awesome! She took really good photos of us and knew how to adjust the picture settings on each type of phone (iOS/Android) to advance them - especially because of the winter season.
So once you exit the Slots- they give u a few minutes to take pics in the red sand - but in order to return to the Jeeps you have to go back the way you came- that means walking past the other tour groups.
One last thing:
***There's a different tour for a longer time - for just photographers- to take their time capturing! Pretty cool they offer that

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