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Upper Antelope Canyon Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Page, Arizona that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 249 ft Route type Out & Back

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Hiking

Nature trips

Cave

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Scramble

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No dogs

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Getting There

The cost to enter Navajo Park is $8 and the MANDATORY tour is $20-$58. You cannot enter the canyon without paying for a tour. Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. The mysterious and haunting beauty of Antelope Canyon (also known as "Corkscrew Canyon", one of the few slot canyons in the area) awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular yet little known attractions of the Lake Powell area. A tour to this awe inspiring sculpture set in stone is a must for amateur and professional photographers alike. Come see nature's surprising masterpiece of color.

The road to Antelope Canyon is gated by the Navajo Nation and entry is restricted to guided tours led by authorized tour guides. Tours can be purchased in nearby Page, Arizona and range from $30 to $80 per person, depending on the time of the day and length of the tour. As of May 1, 2011 there is a 2-hour Limit inside Upper Antelope Canyon.

Web: http://www.antelopecanyon.com/index.html Email: tours@antelopecanyon.com carolene_ekis@hotmail.com Phone: Office: 1-928-645-9102 Toll Free: 1-866-645-9102 Home: 1-435-675-9109 Cell: 1-928-660-0739

Highway 89 Detour If you are coming from Grand Canyon South Rim or Flagstaff Arizona you will need to Take East hwy 160 then West hwy 98, this will lead you into Page, AZ.

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Carolyn Shinsato
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Walking

Stunning geological formations. However, as previously stated by others, you do have to go with a prepaid tour in order to be admitted to the slots. It is not 6.5 miles as the tours drive you directly up to the entrance. From there be prepared to kind of be herded like cattle through the canyon where you don't have as much time to enjoy and take it all in. Nevertheless, I think the companies do a great job considering the sheer volume of people you have to work through. It's a short walk with quick stops at different view points that your tour guide will point out or take pictures for you. It's sandy so if you don't like sand in your shoes wear the right boots, shoes, etc to keep those tiny granules out. Also, would recommend bringing a scarf or shemagh since the air is dusty and the fine sand can start falling heavily on you if it is a windy day making it difficult to breathe.

Megan Ward
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HikingPrivate property

Definitely not 6.5 miles of walking. You get shuttled back by your tour company (mandatory) and then its a short walk down and back through the canyon. Pricey but worth it. Can get pretty chilly inside the canyon

Kyle Shaw
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Hiking

Magical little hike. It has gotten blown out due to social media, which is terrible and great at the same time. Glad people enjoy nature and beauty, but it feels like a Walmart parking lot sometimes. Definitely worth your time though!

Clisby White
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Did both canyons several years ago and really enjoyed seeing it in person. The only downside is how many people they funnel through at a time and how fast they walk you through.

Stewart Carnes
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Amazing place. Spectacular geology. Short Navajo led tour

Lin Yin
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Hiking

Light beam only appears from April to Oct. make reservation at least five moths earlier. Super easy trail leaded by guide. You can only get in with tour.

Mackenzie Stirling
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Hiking

This trail is shorter than Lower Antelope Canyon, but no less majestic. Absolutely recommend visiting this place once in your life. Some people say to only visit Lower or Upper Antelope Canyon, but I say both are different enough that they are worth visiting separately. This place is busy with tourists that are enjoying these sights too, but if you accept there will be a group of people around you it doesn't take away from your experience.

Meghan Zidar
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Hiking

Gorgeous but super touristy

Jeremy Deeter
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Hiking

Epic

Lucas Gonzaga
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Walking

You must be guided to do it. 60$ per person including the Navajo permit and the taxes. It is a cash machine for the Navajo community but it worth it. I have never been in a so much crowded spot (even in Yosemite or Yellowstone). It is basically a 200m line up in the canyon. You spend approx 45 min in there by groups of 12. You don’t have time to enjoy the place, you just take pictures and you are pushed forward. Still it is amazing to view. I would give 1 star for the experience but the canyon is so beautiful that i give an average of 3 stars. Do not go too early or too late or you will miss the best views because of a lack of light. Better doing it 11am-1pm. The others canyon (lower antelope or waterhole are 55$ but apparently no as beautiful as this one). We wanted to do all of them when we realized it is 170$ for the 3, we did not accept that.

Mary Hudgins
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Hiking

We did the Lower Canyon Trail. but I don't see a place for it.

William Bennett
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HikingBugsPrivate property

We used Chief Tsosie’s antelope slot canyon tour. They have ac buses that keeps you out of the sand driving up which was awesome lot better then the open truck bed tours so I highly recommend this tour company. They took us to the upper slot canyon since the lower is ran by another company. The guides are there for your safety since 1997s 11 fatalities after a flash flood. We had Bryce he was a great tour guide knew how to program your phone and cameras to get the best pictures even took some great shots for us. TIP YOUR GUIDE!! Trust me it’s all deff worth it!

Mary M.
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Hiking

Not a hike really so much as a leisurely stroll through a beautiful canyon with hundreds of your closest friends. Our Navajo guide was awesome. Make a reservation, they were turning people away for the tour we had at 9:00.

Allison Sarc
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HikingPrivate property

We paid for the Navajo guided tour and it was worth every penny. In the summer between the hours of 10-2 you have to best chance to see light beams in the upper canyon. We did see several and then after we took our pics, we came back on the way out and it had turned cloudy and the beams were gone. Truly blessed to get the shots we got in the canyon. This isn’t really a hike so please don’t go on your own to see the canyon as you need to be with a tour guide

Jena M.
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Hiking

amazing views. worth every penny for the guide and mandatory fees!

Holden Lyman
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Hiking

It is crowded, and the mandatory tour is somewhat expensive. But the walk through Upper Antelope Canyon was unlike anything I had seen, some of my favorite photos taken where during this tour.

John A
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It's definitely a bucket list item, (atleast once). You can purchase the basic tour,($80). But I purchased a photographic tour for $160 for 3 hours. Our guide Brendan exceeded all of our expectations. He would align each of us in a specific spot in the Canyon. Then show us everything we needed to get almost professional photographs on our cell phones. Difficulty, Easy, (a few short latters) Expensive, Yes Crowded. Yes, (The midday tour is best, but the most popular) Worthwhile, Definitely (atleast once)

Jon Rocket
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HikingClosedNo shadePrivate property

Warning this is not a hiking trail. The Navaho Nation has taken it over since 1997 and only tour vans and trucks are allowed. So you have to book in advance and pay upwards of 50 buck per person to see it. This stupid app basically ruined my day as we drove 4 hours to hike it and got turned away. Luckily lake Powell was close by and I have a National park pass— good hiking on the shore and cliffs from the first over look. By the way, Antelope Canyon trail head is dirty with filthy outhouses — $hit was over flowing and it looked like they were not emptied for weeks.

Kari Garell
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Hiking

Absolutely amazing. Is it expensive, yes. Is it overcrowded, yes. But, they had to do this because do many people had started coming to visit and were destroying the canyon. It is a must see and one of a kind, but be respectful.

Evan P.
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Hiking

Unbelievable pictures! Very crowded though

Laura Chereau
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Hiking

À lot of people but so beautiful

Angela Cody
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Hiking

This site should not be offered as a place to hike, it’s in Tribal land, restricted and nobody is allowed to hike freely but must be part of a tour. I don’t know if you walk the canyon as a group or you go in with a vehicle but was disappointed to find I couldn’t hike freely and enjoy the place as I had planned. Great day!

nayyef Hrebid
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in the beginning Annette was happy with the tour I thought that I'm going to have it's photos with actually was so fine and I enjoy it and take my good photos

Steve Cotugno
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Hiking

The slot canyon is fantastic and a must see. But this trail is overcrowded. There are people everywhere. The guides push you through the canyon quickly and you really don't get time to experience it much. We did another canyon just 1/2 mile away and it was much more enjoyable experience. Still I think that all should see this trail once.

Parth Dave
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THIS IS A TOURIST TRAP! It’s overcrowded and you have to stay in a group with a tour guide. The focus of the whole “tour” is what angles to take the best pictures from. Furthermore the tour guides act like you are doing them a favor and treat you as such.

Kinder B.
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Awesome slot canyon, with many cool shapes in the rock. You have to pay for a tour to this canyon which costs around $50. We went in mid November and it was very busy and apparently even busier in summer. The amount of people did kind of ruin the essence of the canyon but still worth doing if your willing to pay the price. Also bare in mind however cold it is it will be colder in the canyon.

Sarjiwan Khullar
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Backpacking

Just returned from visiting one of most photographed canyon It should be on Bucket list of every body

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