You were so looking forward to your Northern Arizona vacation, until you found out that all the best experiences seemed to involve a hike. For whatever reason, any attraction, no matter how amazing, that requires huffing and puffing just to get there is simply not happening. Is there anything you can do that allows you to experience the best scenery Page, AZ, has to offer, where any walking required is more of a stroll than a hike? Yes, there is!

Upper Antelope + Boat Tour

You were so looking forward to your Northern Arizona vacation, until you found out that all the best experiences seemed to involve a hike.

For whatever reason, any attraction, no matter how amazing, that requires huffing and puffing just to get there is simply not happening. Is there anything you can do that allows you to experience the best scenery Page, AZ, has to offer, where any walking required is more of a stroll than a hike?

Yes, there is!   

A Unique Perspective

On the Upper Antelope Canyon walking tour and the Antelope Canyon waterside boat tour, you’ll check off two of the Top Five sightseeing tours in the Lake Powell area, with minimal exertion required! Your day begins at Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours in downtown Page, AZ. After check-in and a short safety briefing, you’ll board a custom-built touring coach equipped soft seats for passenger comfort, and a beefed up suspension for off-road adventures. After a 2-mile ride on a desert dirt track, you arrive at the entrance of Upper Antelope Canyon. A living work of art sculpted by flash flooding and blowing sand, Upper Antelope Canyon will envelop you in other-worldly light and swirling sandstone chambers. As the sun passes overhead, the colors of the rock walls change before your eyes, a kaleidoscope of earth tones, some too subtle to name. This branch of Antelope Canyon features a flat, even trail of 100 yards that is manageable for 95% of visitors. After approximately one hour in the canyon, you reboard your tour vehicle for the ride back to Page, AZ, where you receive instructions for taking part in the second half of your adventure, where you’ll discover a totally different aspect of Antelope Canyon: the waterside!

Upper Antelope Canyon will envelop you in other-worldly light and swirling sandstone chambers. As the sun passes overhead, the colors of the rock walls change before your eyes, a kaleidoscope of earth tones, some too subtle to name.

Cruise Up Lake Powell

At Antelope Point Marina, you’ll check in at the tour boat desk at the top of the hill. Wait a minute, hill? What hill? There’s a hill? Relax, guest service attendants are standing by to give you a lift to the boat dock, where you’ll board an open-air tour boat and cruise up one of Lake Powell’s most beautiful side canyons. Towering sandstone walls rise above you, decorated in chocolate brown patina by millions of years of monsoon rains. Azure waters lap at the canyon walls as they come closer and closer together with each passing minute, until you can travel no further! Finally, you make the connection: this is where the very waters that carved Antelope Canyon complete their journey, joining with this immense reservoir that supplies life-giving water to millions of residents of the American Southwest. You had no idea that Antelope Canyon was this complex, and played such an important role in the Glen Canyon ecosystem, until you saw it from two very different perspectives.

After your Coast Guard-certified captain turns your tour boat around and drops you off back at the tour boat dock, you are welcome to linger at the Antelope Point Marina complex for as long as you wish. Grab lunch or a cocktail with a lakeside view at the marina restaurant, or pick up a memento of your visit for yourself or loved ones back home. Marvel at the state-of-the-art houseboats docked at the marina, or simply enjoy the sunshine and jaw-dropping scenery all around you. When you are ready to head back to the parking lot, simply ring for a guest service attendant, and a golf cart will be there to collect you in no time flat.

This experience is one that will live in your memory forever, with nary an aching muscle, or a moment’s inconvenience browsing multiple websites and hitting multiple walls of sold out tours. Book your seats today!

8 Responses

    1. Hi Dharam,
      The tour company we partner with on the Upper Antelope Canyon tour component of this “bundle” unfortunately does not allow children under 7 to participate. However, there are 3 other companies that do, so you can still take part in the two tours, you would just have to book them separately.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon:
      Roger Ekis’ Antelope Slot Canyon Tours, downtown Page, Arizona http://www.antelopecanyon.com, 928-645-9102
      Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours, US98, Mile Marker 302, http://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com, 928-380-1874
      Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, US98, between Mile Markers 299 & 300, http://www.navajotours.com,928-698-3384
      Please note that you will need to provide a car seat for your child on the 4WD ride from highway US98 to the entrance of Upper Antelope Canyon. For more information about touring Antelope Canyon with infants and toddlers, read this piece on our companion site, AntelopeCanyon.AZ: Bringing Kids To Antelope Canyon
      For Antelope Canyon boat tours:
      Antelope Point Marina, http://www.antelopepointlakepowell.com, 928-645-5900
      Good luck, safe travels, and Happy Holidays!
      Alley 🙂

    1. Patti,
      You must go through the reservations process via the “book online now” link, or at AntelopeCanyonNow.com. The comments area is not the place to inquire about availability or reservations.
      Thank you,
      Alley

  1. I am a senior with some respiratory issues. Can you enjoy the features of the State parks with very limited hiking?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Cathy,
      Since you posted your inquiry on the “Upper Antelope Canyon + Boat Tour” page, I assume you are referring to the areas covered on this tour? If so, Upper Antelope Canyon is an easy 100 yard out-and-back walk on a mostly flat trail. The most “exciting” part of that tour is the 2-mile off-road ride from the highway to the entrance of the canyon. For the boat tour, the boat dock is located at the bottom of a rather long, steep hill, but there are guest services attendants in golf carts who can give you a lift there and back.
      As for other State and National Parks, most can be enjoyed with minimal hiking. For Horseshoe Bend, I would advise you to look into shuttle service provided by Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours. They go to the overlook via private land holdings on the Navajo Reservation, where the walk to the overlook is only ~200 yards.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

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