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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located near Lake Powell, this "slot" canyon is considered sacred by the Navajo.
Mount Dora, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

We were recommended by our motel and were very pleased. We saw Lower Antelope, the price was great, enjoyed our guide and were fortunate to only have about a dozen folks on the tour in late October. It was a bit confusing with all the different operators, but this fit our needs very well. You need to be careful on some of the steep metal stairs and have free hands, it would be challenging for some older folks. Our guide pointed out where to take great photos, everyone back home were really wowed!

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San Diego, California
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“The color on the rocks will hypotize you”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Take the tours to both the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons. They are different in many ways, and even if you aren't a photographer, you will enjoy it. The lower is more difficult to traverse, but is less visited and hence more spiritual. Remember, the Navajos found protection in these places when they were attacked, so it has a spiritual meaning to them also. Wife and I enjoyed the few canyons tremendously.

Visited October 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful colours of the light on the stone”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This very narrow canyon is a bit off the main road and taken care of by a local tribe of Navajo natives. They have a rather high prices during peak season at the best time of the day (40 USD each for the 11:30-ish visit). Anyway, this is very worth it. You will see beautiful colours of the light coming on the stone from the main crack. And the guide will always be willing to help you take the most beautiful photographs you could not take alone.

Visited October 2012
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Warwick RI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a disappointment from previous visits”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

My first visit to the canyons (upper and lower) was in 1999. Quiet and not well known, these were the most beautiful places in the American west I had every visited. I returned in 2001 and they were still idyllic and heavenly. Not too crowded and unrushed, they were places that made you believe in God.

Fast forward to 2012.

Lower Antelope is now accessible with a guide only, and in groups of 20-30 people. In the past you could meander and enjoy the quiet beauty - a truly religious experience. Now you have to tolerate a chatty guide and a large group moving along at a steady pace. No more stopping to just soak in the awe and majesty. In addition, they release a tour every ten minutes so you not only hear your guide and crowd noises, but those about 10 minutes behind you.

Needless to say, those who go now will not get the full experience available in these natural wonders.

I can't blame the Native Americans as this is a money printer for them, but it's sad how commercialized this has become.

Visited June 2012
5 Thank Jude P
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Lakewood, Colorado
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“Lower Antelope Canyon on photographer's pass”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Had been to Upper Antelope Canyon before but this was the first time to Lower Antelope. Was not able to get there until the afternoon from about 1:15 to 3:45 and still had some great light even though others had said late morning is best. There are countless photo ops in this canyon including a nice little arch and a couple of windows. Found this section of Antelope to be much less crowded than Upper Antelope and people were very nice about photography. With the photography pass, did not have to be with a specific group. Highly recommended!!

Visited November 2012
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