Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona


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.

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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
  • Clothing
    • 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