An easy in canyon walk. Very crowded but beautiful.

One of the most amazing places I have been in my life do the back land hike if your tour guide offers

We did tour with a guide because you can’t do it without a guide. I wouldn’t call this a hike. It’s pretty time consuming due to the amount of people in group tour and picture taking time. But if your in the area this is a MUST SEE! It will take about 1.5-2 hours tour time. But it’s 100% worth it!

Great for photos but you are packed in the canyon like sardines.

walking
1 month ago

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

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

hiking
1 month 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.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months 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.)

2 months ago

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

trail running
2 months ago

Great hike I went when it was free a year and a half ago but it’s great not as picture perfect as antelope canyon but great none the less.

hiking
2 months 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
3 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.

nature trips
3 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.

on Antelope Canyon

hiking
3 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.

3 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

hiking
3 months ago

The rock formations are beautiful but became boring after just a few minutes. I’m not sure it’s worth the $48.

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.

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