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“Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon
5975 Hwy 98, Page, AZ 86040
928 698-2808
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Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Scenic Tour
Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Page
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Located near Lake Powell, this "slot" canyon is considered sacred by the Navajo.
New York
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was amazing. We took the lower antelope tour with Val. She was a wonderful guide & even took wonderful pictures for us as well as telling all of us where the best shots were. It is a beautiful place & very spiritual. We took the lower tour as it is said to be less crowded, you do not need reservations & just as beautiful. We did the first tour of the morning so it was not as hot & less crowded. Maybe next time we will do upper.

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“FANTASTIC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My family and I visited Lower Antelope Canyon last week and had a fantastic time! They open at 8 am during the summer months and we arrived for the 8:45 tour. Our group consisted of 11 people which was a very nice number - not too big for folks to get in your way. Our guide was very informative and kept folks out of the way of others so that everyone could get pictures without anyone being in them. He also showed us the best angles to take the picture to ensure a magazine-quality image, sometimes taking the picture himself! We never felt rushed and got to thoroughly enjoy the slot canyons. In fact, we ended up staying 1 1/2 hours instead of the usual one hour!

As others have noted, there are some rather steep stairs that need to be climbed down (and up when exiting). Some are on a few steps and others are rather long. As long as your take your time, you'll be fine.

Make sure your guide points out the dinosaur tracks located near the beginning of the tour. Very neat!

Certainly an outstanding tour and experience! I would suggest that nobody leaves Page without taking it. Worth every penny.

FYI: During the summer months, you want to get there early in the morning or later in the afternoon for the best pictures. Unlike some other canyons, Lower is NOT ideal in the middle of the day.

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El Cerrito, CA
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“not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We went to the lower canyon with Ken's tours. Wasn't too crowded, and as other reviews said, more climbing up and down on steel steps (more like wide ladders). Our guide, Aaron, offered to take pictures of folks numerous times, which was cool. And, he had a buddy (didn't get the name) who brought up the rear, and played a flute of some kind while sitting perched up high on shelves in the canyon walls. Nice addition to the atmosphere. The place is big enough that you can do a little spreading out and take pictures of the beautiful walls and corridors without people getting in the way. Don't worry about getting those sunbeam pictures, they're a little overdone in my opinion, and the effect is caused by tossing handfuls of sand in the air, so the dust can catch the sunlight; a little dicey for your expensive camera gear (*don't* try to change lenses while you're down there!). $20 for the tour + $6 for the Navajo tribal fee. Totally worth it. $52 for my wife and myself + $5 tip we gave to Aaron.

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“Lower Antelope Canyon Tour - Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We chose Antelope Canyon as a vacation spot because of other reviews and pictures we saw on Trip Advisor. We drove to the lower canyon early to go on the first tour at 8AM. Cost is $26 per person. For the lower canyon, it is a very short walk from the parking area to the entrance and a little longer from the exit. In the attached pictures, you can see the "crack" in the ground that is the canyon entrance. It was an easy climb down to the canyon sandy floor and easy to navigate through to the exit. The light coming down from the "crack" provided ample light for pictures and made navigating easy. Our guide helped everyone setup their cameras for the best settings to get the best exposures and colors. Unfortunately, he dropped two of the cameras (one was mine and the telescoping action of the lens is now broken). Suggest you set up your own camera. The colors and shapes in the canyon are fantastic. We were very happy we chose this as a vacation spot. Also got to visit relatives in the area. See my next review on the Upper Antelope Canyon Tour with Overland Canyon Tours

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“Lower Antelope Canyon was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband had to choose between lower & upper antelope canyon. I'm so glad we choose lower. It costs $26 per person to enter the canyon. There is a 'guide' to show you the way but it is easy to find. We spent about 1 hour in the canyon and got amazing photos. Everyone on the tour allowed the others to take photos and go slowly. There is some going down ladders so I would suggest good shoes. Some younger people had flip flops on and it looked hard to climb down/up. We absolutely loved our trip here.

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