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
7 days 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.

nature trips
10 days 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.

on Antelope Canyon

hiking
21 days 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.

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

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most amazing places I have been! The information about how these slot canyons form is wonderful and informative. Our kids loved it. We did a guided tour (Dixie Ellis) and really enjoyed it. At the time that we went, kids 7 and under were free, so that helped since we have a 7 year old, but even with that, it was probably $30 or so per person and worth it. The tour was 1.5 hours with lots of time to look around and take pictures. The guides help to take some pictures as well and give photography hints. We have not been to the Upper Antelope Canyon, but based on seeing the Lower one, I would recommend it for sure!

So here’s the deal. We went to the permit office and they told us they only sell permits to the left waterhole canyon - and that you need repelling equipment to get down (and they’d have to see it). They also sell permits for the rainbow bridge (a 18mi trail). And to just go to the trail head for a guided tour. They started this may 1st. We got there and it is $35 per person for a 1.5ish hour tour with a guide. They said they did this because there was so much garbage and vandalism happening in the canyon (so sad- the guide showed us where they had to scrub it off). So we went at 10am on a Friday - it was beautiful and we had six people in our group and one tour guide who was very nice and waited for us while we all got our pictures. No other tours happening at the same time. No rush at all and still a very cool canyon. They drive you to the end in a van and you walk back, so no in and out.

walking
1 month ago

Most gorgeous canyon there is! Not to be missed if doing a trip to Arizona or southern Utah. I have been twice and was blown away both times. You do have to take the tour, but it is worth every penny. Make sure to bring your camera or phone, the photos are amazing. The lighting changes throughout the day in the canyon, so pictures always turn out differently.

walking
1 month ago

Simply gorgeous!!
Did both the Upper and Lower tour and each is amazing in its own right. Can’t go alone, only accessible through a tour company (roughly $50 pp).

Upper Antelope Canyon:
This is the one with the light beams. Best time to see them is on a sunny day (May-Sept) around noon. We did the 11:30am tour in May 2018. You take a 4x4 Jeep to the entrance. Saw a few light beams (the guide throws sand in the air so it’s visible .. watch your camera lens!) but unfortunately it was a little cloudy so didn’t get as much as usual. But no matter, the Canyon itself is stunning. An amazing photo in every direction, especially up!
Cons: The place is kind of a mob scene. So many people and guides yelling for you to keep moving forward. You need to be strategic to get a good angle without hordes of tourists in your frame. Also, you enter and exit through the same area, so you walk back the way you came in. So you have people moving in every direction.
Overall, an amazing and unique experience. Our guide was also pretty chill which was nice.

Lower Canyon:
You have to take a completely different tour. No Jeep necessary to reach the entrance. You walk like .2 miles from the tour office to a set of steep stairs that take you down into the canyon (so not advisable for those you have trouble with stairs). Though this one doesn’t have the light beams, I actually enjoyed this one even better!! It was longer and a ton less people!! You still had to move through at a decent pace, but this one felt way more laid back. Lower canyon is more narrow than upper and it’s a one way, so you don’t have people all over the place. Equally as beautiful but less people.
Only con: No light beams, but thats ok. The canyon is pretty by itself.

walking
1 month ago

Second time we’ve walked lower canyon. It’s absolutely stunning. It is a guided tour and if you can visit during the off-season, I highly recommend it. First time we went we had 5 people in our group, today we had the full 15 plus group after group going every 15 minutes. Very crowded in peak season. The steps aren’t for the faint of heart but if you have able legs/hands you’ll do just fine. The views from the canyon are unlike anything you’ve seen. They have made us as people friendly as they can. Definitely one not to miss!

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most beautiful sights in the world. You have to descend a little but via ladders, but once you're down it's easy to navigate.

I’ve been twice- if you want less crowds go during the week. If you go on the weekends there are so many people :( no matter when you go though, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t worry about having a fancy camera, your iPhone or Android will capture great pictures. Yes you have to take a guide. There are a lot of stairs but good for almost any level and age. You won’t be disappointed.

Stopped by to check it out today-5/5/18-and found that they are charging $35 per person for a guided tour that takes 2.5 hours. I failed to ask if they allow self guided tours but I really doubt it based on the setup they have there.

Be careful, the site is managed by a private company from today. It’s 50$ per person to visit the canyon with a guide. So disappointed.

Absolutely amazing but very very touristy. If you can come during low season(Jan Feb). Despite the crowds it was all worth it

One of the most interesting hikes I’ve had. Great fun.

nature trips
1 month ago

GORGEOUS canyon! We did the photography tour at the upper canyon and it was well worth the $115! We spent 2+ hours in the canyon getting epic shots of the light shafts. The guide was great at getting people out of the shots for us. You must be a serious photographer to do the photography tour (DSLR camera is required). Our tour started at 11:30am. I wouldn’t go any earlier or later than that or you’ll miss the shafts of light. I’d love to come back and check out the lower canyon sometime.

4-Stars because of the crazy amount of people. There are other slot canyons that offer amazing views like this one, they’re just not for the faint of heart, and I wouldn’t take my DSLR in them.

hiking
1 month ago

Just a few things we encountered today;
The “Horseshoe Bend Tour” company no longer sells the passes. We had to trek to the green and white trailer behind the LeChee Health Clinic to get the passes, it was kind of a goat f*ck finding it but we finally did. BUT, the guy informed us that they would no longer be selling permits after this week as the trailhead is being taken over and managed by a private company. So beware when planning. Other than that, finding your way down into the canyon is kind of confusing, and the entire trail through the canyon is like walking through 6” of beach sand for 3 miles. So if that’s what you’re looking for, this is your hike!

Nice trail. I did it without a permit because the permit place was closed. I tried to call them before but they didn’t answer the phone. No one asked me for a permit.

hiking
1 month ago

Although this is definitely the most touristy of all of the canyons you can walk in the area, it’s a landmark, it’s beautiful, it’s worth the trip.
I’ve done both upper and lower, and the colors are amazing in both, they are both beautiful in their own individual ways. However, because lower is less crowded, I enjoyed it a bit more.
My only warning is that on cloudy days, the colors are significantly muted in the canyon, so be aware of the weather before you book your tour.

hiking
2 months ago

We enjoyed this one. Yes easy but beautiful. I would do it again. We did it on Saturday afternoon it was lightly traveled so nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful

We only was able to see the upper part , the lower hike was canceled because was to windy and rocks were coming down.
The experience was amazing, the whole canyon is Soooo beautiful. Be prepared to be surrounded with a lot of other hikers, it is challenging to take pictures and we got rained with sand because of the wind. Cover your camera from the sand.

hiking
2 months ago

It is beautiful short hike, pretty easy. There is a problem with a ladder at one point. The ladder is to short to climb up safely. We did not completed the whole hike because of this obstacle. We met couple people from the park who are working on it, so hopefully next time we will be able to climb this safe. Overall great experience and we have amazing pictures .

walking
2 months ago

It’s about 45min walk with absolutely amazing rock formations and colors to watch... one of the most enchanted places I’ve seen so far...

on Antelope Canyon

hiking
2 months ago

Unreal.

2 months ago

available by Navajo tour only. purely amazing and a must see!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiking permits are no longer available through Horseshoe Bend Tours. You must contact the Navajo Tribal Park office to obtain a permit.

walking
2 months ago

The canyon is awesome to see and easy to get some great pictures. Not really a hike. Our guide was spouting more of his racism than educating us about the canyon. $50 through kens is a bit much but you wont forget the experience.

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