The Antelope Slot Canyons are in northern Arizona just outside of the town Page. It is a four hour drive from Phoenix. The Arizona slot canyons are on Navajo tribal land and in my opinion one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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The canyon is divided into two parts. The main road separates the two canyons. There are no self-guided tours available. The lower and upper Antelope Slot Canyons can only be viewed with a guided tour.
Arizona Slot Canyon Options
- Upper Slot Canyon
- Lower Slot Canyon
Visit the Lower Antelope Canyon
Your tour starts down a flat dusty trail. If you didn’t know better you wouldn’t think there was anything spectacular ahead. Once you descend the steep metal stairs into Lower Antelope Canyon it feels like you were transported to another world.
It is truly magical the way time and water carved the slot canyons. Visiting the canyons has been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint.
We visit in April and went on a Dixie Ellis Tour . There were four other people with us on our tour. Our guide was very informative. He was very willing to give photography tips and showed us all the great views and angles when inside the canyon.
If you are taking the lower canyon tour you can expect to walk from the parking lot to the canyons and then climb up and down multiple staircases.
Arizona Slot Canyon Lower Antelope Tour Guide Options
You have two tour guide choices to view the lower antelope canyon:
You will pass through the same main gate to access either guided tours. The Navajo Tribal Fee is per person and cash only. There is very little shade here and it is very hot in the sun. You will not wait long with a reservation, however without one you may.
You must have an SLR camera and a tripod to go on the photography tour. The photography pass offers photographers two hours in the canyon.
Fee: Depends on tour around $40.00+ per person + Navajo Reservation Fee: $8.00 per person (bring cash for the Navajo Reservation Fee)
Visit Upper Antelope Canyon
Reservations are recommended du to the popularity of the canyons. You can tour the Upper Antelope canyon with the following tour guides:
- Horseshoe Bend (7.5 miles)
- Lake Powell (13 miles)
- Monument Valley (118.5 miles)
- Flagstaff (130 miles)