What you may not have heard is that you’d better invest in a hat or a good wig before you get down to booking seats, because you will tear your hair out by the time you’re done. To begin with, you’ll have to check availability on six separate tour companies’ websites. Nope, that’s not a typo: that’s four tour companies for Upper, and two for Lower. Second, you’re bound to hit several walls in the form of sold out tours. By the time you find seats on both tours, you may discover that you have to rearrange your whole Northern Arizona vacation plan to accommodate just half a day’s touring! Hasn’t someone found a better way to do this?
Now, you can book your Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Tours in one easy step! On the Upper + Lower Antelope Canyon Tour, your day of discovery begins at Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours in downtown Page, AZ, where custom-built touring vehicles wait to take you an exciting off-road journey to Upper Antelope Canyon. Upon entering the chambers of this living sculpture, the hot air of the desert won’t follow you. The interior of the canyon remains constantly cool and comfortable. As you marvel at the swirling shapes of the sandstone walls, chiseled over millions of years by intense flood waters and blowing sand, the shifting sun overhead casts a spell of constantly changing colors within the canyon. Flaxen, amber, tangerine, mahogany, salmon, plum, and shades too subtle to name, compose your pictures beautifully contrasted against the blue sky above. Your Navajo guide will give you excellent guidance on how to get the best photos, even with the simplest of cell phone cameras.
As you marvel at the swirling shapes of the sandstone walls, chiseled over millions of years by intense flood waters and blowing sand, the shifting sun overhead casts a spell of constantly changing colors within the canyon.
After exploring Upper Antelope Canyon for about one hour, you’ll re-board your touring vehicles for the trip back to Page, AZ, and receive directions for the second phase of your tour at Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours. In Lower Antelope Canyon, the same intermittently flowing creek has hewn yet another spectacular slot canyon, only this time, flood waters have taken the path of least resistance, tunneling down deep into the sandstone bedrock, eventually emptying into Lake Powell. Thousands of visitors annually agree that Lower Antelope Canyon is every bit as incredible as Upper, but it does require a bit more physical output on your part: a 10-minute walk from the check-in pavilion to the mouth of the canyon, descending a short series of ladders to enter the 600 meter long slot canyon, managing a few more ladders, staircases, and maybe a boulder or two. Lastly, you ascend a final series of ladders to exit the canyon, then walk back to your vehicle. Visitors who are in reasonably physical condition are usually able to handle the physicality of Lower Antelope Canyon. Parties who have one or more members with limited mobility probably should pass on this tour, and consider more low-impact tours such as Upper Antelope Canyon, or the Upper Antelope Canyon + Boat Combo Tour.
If you are hungry after finishing your Lower Antelope tour, consider taking the short drive over to to Antelope Point Marina to enjoy lunch with a lakeside view at the marina restaurant, or perhaps a cocktail and some appetizers. Take a walk amongst the luxury houseboats situated along the floating dock, or purchase some souvenirs in the gift shop. Want to add a Lake Powell boat tour to your day’s fun? Book the Antelope Canyon “Triple Crown,” featuring Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon land tours, and an Antelope Canyon waterside boat tour!