The Antelope Canyons are narrow, long, deep, and twisting canyons on the Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyons are accessible only by guided tours, so a tour guide is mandatory. The Lower Antelope Canyon has become a great place for photographers and it offers a unique experience to the tourists. If you have plans to visit Zion, Bryce, or Grand Canyon National Park, do not forget to include Antelope Canyon in your itinerary.
These photos are from our visit to Lower Antelope Canyon during the last week of September, 2014.
Quick Facts and Tips
- Best time to visit
- Mid March to Mid October
- Midday is the best time to visit
- Fly into
- Phoenix and Las Vegas: Good deals and major international airports, five hours drive to Page
- Page and Flagstaff: Closest, but small airports and limited flights. Antelope Canyons are only 15 mins drive from Page Municipal Airport and 2 hours drive from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
- Comfortable pants, shorts, capri, tank tops, t-shirts, jackets, hats, comfortable boots or other sturdy closed-toed shoes. It is cool in the winter months, so dress in layers
- Book a tour
- Lower Antelope Canyon is a guide-only tour. It is absolutely necessary to book a tour, as you can not enter Antelope Canyon without a native Navajo guide
- It is recommended to book a tour in advance
- Bring cash to purchase tickets at the counter and give tips to the guide. Tickets can be purchased with a card on-site too
- Tour is about 2 hours
- Tour can be cancelled without any prior notice when it rains. The rain falling dozens of miles away can funnel into the slot canyons and cause flash floods with short notice. So please check their websites for flash flood warnings and cancellations
- Tour Operators
- Lower Antelope Canyon: Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, Dixie Ellis’ Lower Antelope Canyon Tours
- Upper Canyon Tour Operators: Navajo Tours, Roger Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours and Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours
- Try to visit during midday as the lighting inside the canyon is the best at this time
- Check the weather forecast for rain and flash floods warning before you head out
- Since the Lower Antelope canyons are below ground level, you need to climb down a steep metal stairway that takes you to the bottom. Take caution and be patient as you will be in a group
- You will be surrounded by dozens of people. As the tour guide will be trying to keep the group moving as a unit, it may be challenging to find enough room to take pictures. So be ready, act quickly and smartly, while taking the pictures
- There is lot to capture, so keep your camera ready. Make sure that your camera is fully charged and also keep backup batteries and memory cards
- Carry enough water
- Inside the canyons there are some narrow passages and steep ladders to climb
- Pay attention to your tour guide for directions and nice stories
- Nearby Attractions
36 replies on “Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona”
Nice guide on Antelope canyon. Will try this next time i visit Phoenix. Excellent photos
Lovely clicks! One of these is going to decorate my desktop!
And of course I’m sold! Need to visit on next opportunity
It’s incredible, and marvelous.
I’ve in Colorado because I’ve some family over there.
It reminds me the magnificence of the Kissing camel.
Thank you very much, what a gift!!
If my English is not correct, sorry I’m French 😉
Thanks for stopping by, Corinne! I appreciate your kindness!
It’s a pleasure !
Wow! That’s so beautiful, Jyothi ~ thank you for sharing your lovely travel photography! 📷💖
Thank you, Phil!
Beautiful! It is a gorgeous location.
Glad you liked it! Thanks!
Wow, looks incredible! Maggie
Yes..it is. Thanks Maggie!
I have been to Upper Antelope Canyon. We went there when we were traveling from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. I have friends that have been to Lower Antelope Canyon. That will be on the list for our next trip out to Page.
Wow! Definitely make sure to visit this area!
Stunning pictures, Jyothi. Thank you!
I went to Page last year hoping to hike this canyon but it was closed for the pandemic. 🙁 I’m going back one of these days!
Yes hiking this area was a wonderful experience!
Thank you Leela Ji!
Wow what a gorgeous spot, you probably have to book quite far in advance for the tours I imagine. Thanks for sharing!
It would be better if you book in advance, but we booked on the spot!
Awesome photos. This place looks so cool! I’ve not visited yet but it’s on my bucket list.
Yes, it it! Thanks Diana!
It’s on my list
Hope you will be able visit soon! Thanks!
I’m retiring in 13 months. Then I’m doing a year long road trip. So I’ll get there
So informative and interesting 👌