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Canyon x level of difficulty

Manila
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Canyon x level of difficulty

Hi! We are planning to visit antelope canyon or canyon x on the 4th week of may. About canyon x, I read that a steep sometimes rocky path leads to the canyon and theres a steep climb out of the canyon. Ive seen pictures of lower canyon stairs and i know i cant do it because im recovering from an ankle sprain that happened 3 months ago, had torn ligaments thats why recovery is slow. I can walk, climb up stairs but climbing down stairs has to be done one at a time, and there is still a bit of swelling. I know it is still february but healing depends on one person go another.

This leaves me choosing between upper canyon or canyon x. If i dont have an injury, id definitely choose canyon x because tour is smaller. Hope you guys can describe the level of difficulty to help me with my decision making. Thank you!

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Sedona, AZ
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1. Re: Canyon x level of difficulty

Choose Upper AC

Manila
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2. Re: Canyon x level of difficulty

Hi the upper canyon is already fully booked. Which one is more challenging? Canyon x or lower canyon?

North Carolina
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3. Re: Canyon x level of difficulty

Sophie,

Adventurours Antelope Canyon website shows tours available for the last week of May:

https://navajoantelopecanyon.com/index.asp

Dixie Ellis is showing tours available last week of May:

https://antelopelowercanyon.com/

I stopped looking after this as after all it is your vacation! Where and how did you search to determine there were no tours available for the last week of May?

Edited: 9:57 am, February 26, 2018
Evanston, Wyoming
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4. Re: Canyon x level of difficulty

Before you make the call to tour another slot besides Upper Antelope Canyon, make sure you've exhausted all available options. Check with ALL the tour companies including Adventurous Antelope Canyon, Chief Tsosie, Roger Ekis and Navajo Tours. Be open to touring at a time slot other than mid-day. There's no such thing as a "bad" time to tour Antelope Canyon and with an early morning tour, you might have the place somewhat to yourselves or at least have fewer people to contend with. https:/…

If you have doubts about doing Lower AC, X would probably be a no-go as well. You might watch this video of a walk-through of Antelope X https://youtu.be/sZlY749gNY4

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