Antelope Canyon

Page, AZ
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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.

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.

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

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Very worth it.

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simply one of the most spectacular places on earth. we visited the lower canyon in mid-January. We were the only two on the 1:30 tour ($26 cash), and our guide, Sheldon, was wonderful. He played the flute and showed us his favorite photo-opps within the canyon. There is no way to capture the absolutely jaw-dropping beauty of the canyon in a picture but by the same token, you can't take a bad picture there.

The lower canyon starts at what looks like a small crevice...one too small for a grown man to enter, but enter we did, down steep metal steps to the inner canyon. Along the way there are several sets of stairs. Not a problem for most people; just an FYI for anyone with an aversion to stair climbing.

As you walk along the canyon, be sure to look behind you--and don't be shy about crouching, leaning and contorting to capture special angles; you'll be glad you did.

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Simply amazing. The photos don't do it justice. You must enter the canyon with a guide, and the cost is $26 per person. This includes the park entrance fee, and it is cash-only. There is not a developed rest area at the trailhead, so if you have an aversion to portable toilets, stop somewhere on the way.

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Absolutely stunning. We did the lower canyon as it is longer and the tour size is much smaller about 15 led by a local Navajo. Well worth the cost and drive.

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An amazing place and experience! The only reason I give this four and not five stars is because it is a guided tour. With that in mind...There are two parts of this slot canyon. The upper is shorter and costs more to do ($42/person vs $26/person) mainly because it is where the famous photo of the shaft of light is located. We decided to take the lower canyon since it is three times longer than the upper and has smaller crowds. It is less of a hike and more of a guided nature walk; you must go with a local Indian guide. They take small groups out every 15 - 30 minutes and are inside the canyon for 45 - 90 minutes depending on the guide and how busy it is that day. Page was over 100 degrees the day we went so the crowds were thin. The tours begin at 8 in the morning and stop at 4 in the evening. If there is any chance of a flash flood / storms they cancel the tour. Make sure you have plenty of water and the ability to take a ton of photos. The pictures say 10,000 words. Don't forget to see the dinosaur prints in the rock.
Special Note: The lower canyon guides allowed us to use our ticket several times that day and every time we found that the changing light made each time unique.

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This is one of my favorite locations in the world. I planned a 2 week hiking trip around Antelope Canyon because I wanted to see it so badly and needed to make the trip (from Seattle) worth it. By far the most breathtakingly beautiful place I have set my feet. The canyon is a holy place for the Natives (which is part of the reason you need a guide); I am an Atheist and even I could feel the resounding affective influence of the place. It really does feel sacred in many ways. Expect to be awe-stricken with every single turn, particularly if you're lucky enough to be there during high Noon when the sun beams shine down. This place will transfix you, leaving images in your memory that will last a lifetime. Antelope Canyon should be a global must-see on everyone's bucket list.

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Did the afternoon photographic tour. A bit daunting and intimidating because the crowd in our group were professional photographers. These guys brought tripods, wireless flash. One individual was a former National Geographic's Photographer (retired senior citizen), everybody was surprised with his equipment because majority brought digital cameras. This guy brought a classic Nikon FM, 6 rolls of 100 ASA, 35 mm film. His tripod was like a Surveyors equipment, heavy duty, massive, made of wood with leather straps, you can tell it was heavy. It was like something you would see in an Indiana Jones movie. Couldn't help thinking to myself, the only gear missing that this guy forgot to bring to complete his image, was the bull whip! :) Anyway, after reviewing the map at the top right, it's the location also known as the Upper Antelope Canyon. I've notice some people get this location confused with Lower Antelope Canyon which by the way! is at the North. Note that this canyon is relatively flat, it's an easy walk on soft sand. You're completely in a shaded space. The views are indeed breath taking walking through and truly stupendous; indeed incredible in addition. Anybody hoping to drive themselves there is not going to happen. It's only a guided tour style and requires a hefty fee. Last time the photographic tour cost me $75. Be prepared to pay a lot to see this place. As you already know the fee will continue to increase eventually. There's a limit of 200 people max allowed at one time. So you can fathom how crowded the place will be. It's one of those places you have to see once in your lifetime, similar to Grand Canyon in a totally different way. Because it's like a cave where as Grand Canyon is really an open canyon horizon. You definitely will have to see this place, if you don't! you have no idea what you are missing!! :)

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Has to be one of the most fascinating, beautiful and photogenic places on earth. If you have a DSLR and tripod, they will allow you two hours in the canyon, self-guided. Otherwise, it appears that they herd you through in groups.

I went through on a photographer's pass on consecutive days, mid-afternoon and then mid-morning, in early October, both sunny days... some parts had a different photo appeal, but there would never be a bad time of day. If you want to see direct sunbeams, summer mid-day would be recommended.

Navigation of ladders and tight spaces is required. Flash flood hazards require closure of the slot at certain times; that water is also responsible for the magnificent beauty of the place. An unforgettable experience, not to be missed.

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Alison Abbott

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Really pretty! Unique place to visit! Can be a little crowded if many tours are going on at the same time.

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19 Completed 17 Reviews

Not a hiking trail, but is one of the worlds most photogenic places on earth. The ending to Indiana Jones where he rides out of the canyon on horse back was filmed here. When it is 113* outside it is a welcome natural a/c. The 5 five is for the beauty only.

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