Upper AC + Lower AC + Boat

You only have one day in Page, AZ. 24 little hours. So what can you really hope to accomplish?

Upper Antelope Canyon? Yes! Lower Antelope Canyon? That, too! Would getting out on the water in Lake Powell be too much to ask? Not at all! Now, you have to get down to the work of booking three tours from among ten different websites, right?

Not anymore!

Antelope Canyon Triple Crown

Introducing the Antelope Canyon Triple Crown, where you won’t just call it good with a quickie walk-through of Antelope Canyon. You’ll delve more deeply into its history, intricacy, and its critical connection to the Glen Canyon ecosystem, in one unforgettable day of exploration and education. Best of all, you’ll have it all arranged in one easy step.

Your adventure includes:
  • Chief Tsosie’s Upper Antelope Canyon Tour:* board custom-built touring coaches in downtown Page, AZ, and travel to this world-famous slot canyon renowned for its surrealistic chambers of swirling sandstone and ever-changing light and shadow
  • Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tour:* take an invigorating hike through a subterranean wonderland etched by the churning of flash flood waters and buffed to sculpted perfection by windswept sand (this tour includes several ladders, stairs, and simple bouldering; participants should be in reasonably good health)
  • Antelope Canyon Boat Tour:* a leisurely cruise originating from Antelope Point Marina; enjoy the cool breeze off the water as you travel between towering canyon walls in an open-air tour boat to where the slot canyon joins with Lake Powell

*tours may not be conducted in order specified

Following the tour, feel free to further explore the Antelope Point Marina complex, or visit other famous Page, AZ, area sights like Horseshoe Bend or the Glen Canyon Dam.

After all is said and done, you’ll reflect on your day’s activities with a deeper comprehension of the powerful natural forces still at work on the Colorado Plateau, and what a miracle it is that a formation such as Antelope Canyon came to exist at all. One of the best memories you’ll have of this Antelope Canyon tour “trifecta” was how easy it was to book it, in a matter of a few easy clicks instead of hours of plowing through multiple websites and inevitable sold out tours.

If you’re like so many travelers to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, this trip will be a once-in-a-lifetime, or at least a once-in-a-blue-moon type of affair. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get more out of your time in Page, Arizona than you ever dreamed possible! Reserve your seats on the Antelope Canyon Triple Crown Tour today.

22 Responses

    1. Hey Nicole,
      I’ve actually talked with a few Antelope Canyon tour companies about that, and the best response I’ve gotten so far is “soon.” December is when most of the companies had the following year’s seats opened up last year, so maybe check back in a couple of weeks.
      Sorry I couldn’t be any more specific than that.
      Take care and Happy Holidays!
      Alley 🙂

  1. i dont know where to start planning my vacation, but im coming to az, flaying to phoenix fr fl…. dep i will see horsehoe bend and antelop. so where to start. is it better to see both by tour? i see some company offering a tour for both in one day coming from flagship. or you suggest doing it on our own? tyia

    1. Hi Julie,
      It’s totally natural to get overwhelmed when planning a vacation to the American Southwest! There’s so much to see, and if you’re like most people, you don’t have all the time in the world.
      That said, it is perfectly feasible to visit Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon from Phoenix by self-driving. All roads between the Phoenix and Page, AZ, (where Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon are located) are paved and well-traveled.

      It takes approximately 5 hours to drive from Phoenix to Page — on paper, anyway. In reality, the drive is very scenic and you will be stopping often to take photos! That’s why we recommend planning to spend 1-2 nights in Page, AZ, for comfort and safety. While you are here, you might also consider taking part in some of the area’s famous water-based activities, such as the Glen Canyon Float Trip, or the Rainbow Bridge Boat Tour. If the prospect of spending that much time on the water doesn’t appeal, but you’d still like to get a taste of it, consider “bundling” your Antelope Canyon tour with a short boat tour of Antelope Canyon’s waterside. Horseshoe Bend can be visited in your own vehicle anytime between the hours of sunrise and sunset, but just after sunrise tends to be better for ease of parking and cooler temperatures.
      If you do decide that a guided tour suits your needs better, you’ll find several companies that offer day-tour packages from Phoenix/Scottsdale. However, we advise you to steer clear of TakeTours and Tours4Fun. Some fairly serious lapses in customer service have come to light via social media, which we wouldn’t want you to experience. Reputable companies offering Phoenix/Scottsdale-based tours to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend include Detours American West and 360 Adventures.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Dear Lithari,
      At the moment, none is advertised, but you might try calling the tour companies directly to inquire.
      For Upper Antelope Canyon: Chief Tsosie’s Antelope Slot Canyon Tours 928-645-5594
      For Lower Antelope Canyon: Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168
      For Antelope Canyon Boat Tours: Antelope Point Marina (928) 608-4477
      Safe travels and thank you for your service,
      Alley 🙂

    1. Hi Gloria,
      The boat tour included in this “bundle” does NOT pass through Horseshoe Bend. Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon are located “above” or “behind” the Glen Canyon Dam, which is where the Antelope Canyon waterside boat tour takes place. Horseshoe Bend is located “below” or “in front of” the Glen Canyon Dam. A water-based tour that would include the Horseshoe Bend is the Glen Canyon Half Day Float Trip.
      Hope that helps. Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  2. I am interested in Antelope Canyon triple crowns. As I saw in the booking form it seem like I have to do them all in one day. If so, I can not make it. Because on the 25th Sep. I will come from the Grand Canyon village and stay one night in Page. And I will leave Page on 26th to Las Vegas. Is it possible to have those 3 trips in 2 days? For example, on 25th Sep. i think I will arrive at Page around 12 pm. Then i will take an upper Antelope trip and then a boat trip on this day. And I will take a lower antelope on 26th Sep. in the morning session. After that I will go to Las Vegas in the afternoon. What do you think? I am happy to have your suggestions.

    1. Hi Sarawut,
      The “Triple Crown” was designed for visitors who want to take all 3 tours in one day’s time. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to split the tours between two days. To accomplish what you’re proposing, I recommend booking the Upper Antelope + Boat Tour Bundle for 09/25, then booking separately the Lower Antelope Canyon Tour on 09/26. All that is availability permitting, of course.
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂

  3. We have a reservation for the Antelope Canyon boat tour at 615pm July 1. Check in is at 545. We will be staying in Page. I am concerned about what I read in reference to time difference. So what time should we depart the hotel to be at the marina in time?

    1. Hi Marianne,
      If you’re staying in the town of Page, AZ, please allow about 30 minutes to drive down to Antelope Point Marina. If you’re staying at Lake Powell Resort, tack another 15 minutes onto your drive time.
      Good luck and safe travels!
      Alley 🙂

    2. Hello-
      I have 1-2 days in page now and would like to hike Antelope and do a boat tour/ see the wonders around here but didn’t book ahead (with my daughters 9 and 14). Suggestions of what to do/ see?
      ..and we are travelling by RV. Is horseshoe bend an option?
      Thanks!!

      1. Hi Isabelle,
        If I am interpreting your inquiry correctly, you are in Page, AZ, right now and want to reserve an Antelope Canyon tour? If so, your best bet is to contact the tour outfitters by phone. Unfortunately, there is no one number to use to check availability, you’ll have to contact up to 6 different outfitters individually. Their contact information is as follows:
        Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours (928) 606-2168 http://lowerantelope.com/ and
        Dixie Ellis’ Antelope Lower Canyon Tours (928) 640-1761 http://antelopelowercanyon.com
        Upper Antelope:
        Tsosie’s Slot Canyon Tours, antelopeslotcanyon.com, 928.645.5594
        Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, 928-698-3384 https://navajotours.com
        Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours, antelopecanyon.com, 928.645.9102
        Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours, navajoantelopecanyon.com, 928.380.187
        For Lake Powell boat tours, there are two companies you can call:
        Antelope Point Marina (928) 608-4477
        Lake Powell Resorts 928-645-1063
        If you are traveling in an RV, parking at Horseshoe Bend is possible, as long as the parking lot isn’t already full. I recommend trying to visit that area just after sunrise so you can enjoy cooler temperatures, and fewer people to compete over parking with!
        Good luck and safe travels,
        Alley 🙂

  4. Hi Alley,
    Been reading your blogs about the local areas in Utah and Arizona, great information!!! We are coming to Antelope Canyon from Zion, but looking to be in Monument Valley for 6:30 pm sunset tour. I believe there is a time zone change along this route, what time do must we leave Antelope Canyon by in order to get to the sunset tour? I am also a bit behind in booking a tours at Antelope and currently see only lower canyon is available at our planned time. I am a bit afraid of heights, how bad are the ladders and are they real ladders? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Sharon, and thank you for your compliments.
      My honest opinion? You shouldn’t tour Antelope Canyon as a “drive by” on the way from Zion to Monument Valley, especially if you’re touring during the peak travel season of early spring through late autumn. It takes +/-90 minutes to drive from Zion to Page, AZ, but that’s wheels turning, no stops. That rarely happens because it’s a very scenic drive, and you’ll no doubt find yourself stopping to take photos, or wishing you had the time to do so! The Paria Rimrocks/Toadstool Hoodoos hike is also a fun activity on US89 near mile marker 19/20 en route from Kanab to Page. It’d be a shame for you to miss out on it because you were in a “race against the clock.”
      Another consideration, particularly during the summer months, is that Antelope Canyon tours tend to “bottleneck” a bit during the mid-day and afternoon hours. Tours booked to go out at noon or thereabouts may be delayed anywhere from 30-60 minutes, at least that was the case last year. The tour operators are taking steps to alleviate the problem, but it remains to be seen whether their efforts have been effective. Another summertime phenomenon that can cramp your style with regard to Antelope Canyon touring is heat: if outside temperatures exceed 105-110 degrees, tours are often cancelled for safety reasons. I’ve ready about tours being suspended as early as 11 AM. Should this take place when you visit, you would of course be given the opportunity to reschedule, but if you were due in Monument Valley that same afternoon for a guided tour, you’d end up missing out (but you’d get a refund, naturally)! I’d sure hate to see that happen.
      If possible, consider staying overnight in Page, AZ, then heading to Monument Valley the following day. If you have no choice but to keep your plans unchanged, then remember that Monument Valley is a 2-2.5 hour drive from Page, and their time is an hour “ahead” of Page, AZ. You’ll “lose” an hour traveling from Page, AZ, to the Navajo reservation. Therefore, if you have to check in at 5:30 PM for a 6:30 PM tour, for example, you’ll need to be out of Page, AZ, by 2:00 PM Page, AZ, time, which is 3:00 PM Navajo time.
      RE: the ladders in Lower Antelope Canyon, they are not rickety wooden ladders that may fall away from the canyon wall with one wrong move. They are bolted into the bedrock, and undergo maintenance several times a year to ensure that they remain secure. To get a sense of what they are like, check out this video on our companion site, “Full Video Walk Through Of Lower Antelope Canyon.”
      Good luck and safe travels,
      Alley 🙂
      P.S. By the way, you’ll also have to factor in the time difference between Utah and Arizona: Page is one hour “behind” Utah, so you’ll “gain” an hour traveling from Utah to Page, then “lose” it again traveling from Page to Monument Valley!

      1. Thanks for your reply- I am glad I asked. I figured we were cramming too much into one day! Perhaps we leave Antelope Canyon for our next trip. Anything else you would recommend to see on the drive from Zion to Monument Valley. We were thinking of Coral Pink Sands and will now ad Toadstool. Thanks…..

        1. Hey again, Sharon!
          Coral Pink Sand Dunes is pretty and would be fun if you get there nice and early. That area gets really hot in the afternoon during the summer months. Another worthwhile stop would be the Big Water Visitors Center just Northwest of Page, AZ. It has some cool displays of local dinosaur fossil finds. Navajo National Monument would make for a slight detour from the main highway, and although hiking to the ruins probably won’t be an option due to time constraints, you can still enjoy some beautiful views of them from near the visitors center.
          Have fun!
          Alley 🙂

      2. Alley,
        I am driving my elderly father and two others from Texas to the Grand Canyon for two days.After that, my plan is to drive up to Antelope Canyon and then on to Horseshoe Bend. I have a couple of questions. How long do the tours usually last at Antelope? I want to get the 10:00 tour so we can go onto to Horseshoe Bend. Also, a friend told me we can get a boat ride around the bend. Do you have any information on that? How long do the tours last at Horseshoe?

        Thank you for any information you can supply me with!
        Marcie

        1. Hi Marcie,
          Apologies for the delay in response to your question, I was working over the weekend!
          Upper Antelope Canyon tours typically last 90 minutes to two hours. Since you indicate that your dad is elderly, you’ll need to consider carefully whether he’d be able to make the walk to the Horseshoe Bend Overlook. That’s the “classic” view that you’re probably expecting to see, and at the present time, it’s a 1.2 mile round-trip walk over slightly hilly terrain and potentially deep sand. If he is unable to handle it, you might consider alternative means of getting there, including a shuttle service to a private area of the overlook where the walk to the rim is only ~200 yards. For more information, read “Help! I Can’t Do The Walk To Horseshoe Bend
          As for the “boat ride around the bend,” that’s the Glen Canyon Half Day Float Trip from the base of the Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry. It lasts approximately 5 hours, and departure times vary according to the time of year. The tour does go on seasonal hiatus between November and March.
          Whatever you decide, be sure to arrange all guided tours and lodging in advance of your arrival.
          Take care and safe travels!
          Alley 🙂

    2. Hi Alley,
      My husband and I are driving to Page from Southern California. We are arriving on Saturday July 6th, with the Antelope Canyon Upper, lower and boat tour already booked for Sunday July 7th. We will still have all day Monday in Page before we leave Tuesday Morning. We want to see horse shoe bend, possibly Monday at sunrise but we’re also thinking about 1/2 day float trip of lake Powell /glen canyon etc. In your opinion , would it be better to forgo the float trip since we’re doing the Antelope Canyon boat trip and use that time to see something else? We will be heading from Page to Escalante Utah on Tuesday July 9th. Thanks for any suggestions.

      1. Hi Amy, and thank you for this excellent question!
        Doing the Glen Canyon Float Trip won’t be “redundant” in any way since you’d be traveling on the Colorado River below the dam, vs. above the dam for the Antelope Canyon waterside boat tour. However, I can definitely understand the concern that two water-based activities may not be the best use of your time in Page, AZ. If you agree, you’ll be glad to know that there are other things you can do in the area that will be totally different, and totally amazing, including, but not limited to:
        An electric mountain bike tour around Manson Mesa
        – A 4WD tour to stunning Alstrom Point
        – A 4WD tour to White Pocket, a popular alternative to The Wave
        – A helicopter landing on Tower Butte
        – A 90-minute fixed wing airplane flight over Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge
        – A day trip to Monument Valley (2-hour drive each way, be sure to time your return trip so you’re back in Page, AZ, by sunset, which occurs ~8:00 PM Page, AZ, time); if the prospect of all that driving doesn’t appeal, consider taking a Monument Valley air/ground tour from Page, AZ, which lasts about half a day
        – Fire off a few rounds at Gunfighter Canyon
        – Attend an educational program at the Navajo Village Heritage Center
        – Dinner at Into The Grand
        – Take an in-depth tour of the Glen Canyon Dam
        Hike the “New” Wave
        Hope that helps! As you can see, there is no shortage of fun to be had in Page, AZ.
        Alley 🙂

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