You were super-excited to tour Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on your Grand Canyon East area vacation – until you read the “fine print:” 1/2 a mile of steps and walkways to exit Upper Antelope Canyon (The New Normal); parking fees and a 1.5-mile round-trip walk with no shade to see Horseshoe Bend. For whatever reason, these are big enough problems to make you rethink visiting Page, Arizona altogether. Before you rearrange your whole itinerary, Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours has solved both problems in one incredible tour!
Now you can visit the Antelope Canyon Alternative Slot Canyon which is just as beautiful as Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend, with no stair climbing, no long-distance hiking, and no crowds! On the Horseshoe Bend & Secret Antelope Canyon Tour, the adventure begins with a short drive south of Page, Arizona, in an open-air 4×4 vehicle. Just after passing the crowded Horseshoe Bend Parking Lot, you leave US Highway 89 for an exciting six-mile off-road journey on a private dirt road. Sandy washes, rolling hills, and Navajo Sandstone bluffs soon lead to a slot canyon so exclusive, so lightly traveled, it could only be called by one name: Secret Antelope Canyon.
After a short walk from the truck parking area, you will take an unforgettable, 300-yard nature hike through a sinuous, winding, and sometimes narrow slot canyon said to be comparable to or even better than Upper or Lower Antelope Canyons.
The beauty of Secret Antelope Canyon – aside from the obvious – is that 1. you will be in the ONLY group there at that time, and 2. there are no stairs. You can truly avoid the crowds of Antelope Canyon and experience a photographer’s dream. This Navajo Nation slot canyon has been preserved for those who want to have a quieter slot canyon experience.
After hiking through the canyon, taking photos, and learning about the Navajo people who call this area home, you will return to your tour vehicle and embark on the second half of your adventure: Horseshoe Bend!
Instead of an exasperating hunt for a parking space and a 1.5-mile trek that tax your patience and legs, you’ll access Horseshoe Bend from a private entrance on Navajo Indian Tribal Land. Here, the view is just as beautiful, but the walk to the rim is a mere 100 yards, not to mention you’ll only share the canyon rim with a handful of people, rather than teeming throngs at the public overlook. Afterward, you’ll take a short ride back to the Tour Center in Page, Arizona.
Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced, and courteous so you are sure to have a safe, fun, and memorable adventure. No stairs, no crowds, no kidding!
Ticket Price: $159.00 ea. (Age 6 and above; children under 6 not allowed)
Tour Duration: ~3 hours
*Navajo permit fee of $8/person will be added at checkout.
*Online booking fee of 6% is added at checkout.
Call (435) 275-4594