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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
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Antelope Canyon
5975 Hwy 98, Page, AZ 86040
928 698-2808
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Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Scenic Tour
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Page
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Owner description: Located near Lake Powell, this "slot" canyon is considered sacred by the Navajo.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The canyon is beautiful and won't disappoint. You will however be forced to take a guide, which are all the same so don't concern yourself too much with which company to use. The canyon is full of people so prepare yourself and you won't be disappointed.

My recommendation is to rather go to the lower canyon.

Visited October 2012
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“Crowded But Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Antelope Canyon is a wonder; so beautiful, such spectacular light and colors. I only wish I had a better camera to capture the views - and that the canyon was not chock full of people walking tiny half steps at a time. I know people want to see it, and they should, but the Navajo could regulate access better.

Visited September 2012
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“Hustled and hurried and overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A very bumpy ride. Not sure about the safety requirements for doing 40-45mph on highway with one seat belt holding 2 or 3 people tied together! The guides do 5 groups per day. The theme seems to be "get them in and out quickly -time is money!" I had to tell the tour guide for the following group not to push me along. Rock formations protruding from above at head height and rock bases coming out can be dangerous. When you are looking out for your head, you can't see where your feet are going. Add the poor lighting or glare from natural lighting and you have an excellent environment for accidents.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Like nothing else I've ever seen - BEAUTIFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Absolute beauty! Both myself and my husband were brought to tears from the overwhelming beauty of Antelope Canyon. We were lucky to have Leonard Nez for our tour guide. He was an outstanding guide and an excellent camera man ensuring your pictures are perfect, it is the most photographed slot canyon in the world. Beyond his knowledge of the canyon he plays the flute making you feel why the Navajo call Antelope Canyon a sacred place. I strongly recommend visiting and the price for 90 minutes was$35 and was worth every penny. I look forward to visiting Antelope Canyon again!!

Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Stunning - though pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I toured both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons on the same day in October 2012. To tour the Upper Canyon, the one known for the beam of light during peak summer months, you must be part of an organized tour and you will contend with crowds. I recommend Overland. When you visit the Upper Canyon, you are shuttled out to the site from Page. If you want to do Lower Antelope, you'll need to drive yourself back out to the area.

Search online or visit the Powell Museum to make reservations for Upper Canyon tours. For Lower Antelope, just drive yourself to the canyon. If you have an SLR and a large tripod (and you want/need a tripod to get good quality photos), you can obtain a photo pass to Lower Antelope. it doesn't cost any more than a regular tour pass, but has two distinct advantages: you are able to stay in the canyon for 2 hours instead of just 1 and you do not need to be part of a tour. When I was here in october, I saw 1 tour and two other couples while I was in the lower canyon, so I was able to move quickly and capture the various photos I wanted to take.

Lower Antelope is more strenous than Upper Antelope. There are some very narrow spots and sturdy, secured ladders to navigate.

Lower Antelope is $20 plus a $6 permit fee. If you do both upper and lower canyons on the same day, you only need to pay this fee once, so keep your receipt. Without a tour guide, you won't get photo tips, so here are a couple: use a tripod, keep the sky out of your photos, take photos from the dark/shadowed areas, don't use flash, do use a remote release or the self-timer, and bring a rainsleeve to protect your camera from dust!

Port-a-potties are available at Lower Antelope, but none of them had tp and there was no hand cleanser either.

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