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Antelope Canyon, visiting by tour or your own ?

Old May 22nd, 2006, 06:46 PM
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Antelope Canyon, visiting by tour or your own ?

Does it worth taking the tour, a Navajo guid or visiting ourself the canyon ?
How long does it take visiting both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, not considering pictures time ?
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:14 PM
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You are not permitted to drive into the area alone, you have to take a tour.

You'll easily find several tour companies in Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon Tours and Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours are both run by Navajos.

It takes about an hour and a half to visit Upper Canyon, believe that the drive to and from are not counted in this time.

Best time for visiting the slot canyon is around noon, so if you can get into the 11a.m. tour, that's probably the best one.

Take a flashlight. Some parts of the canyon can be quite dark and maybe even slippery.

It's gorgeous! Bring a good camera! Enjoy!
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To view the Upper Antelope Slot Canyons you have to have a guide. You can use the tour guides in Page, AZ or you can get a guide at the entrance gate. We used the guided tour in town because it was HOT and my BIL & SIL wanted air conditioned suburbans. The advantage of this tour was there were only as many as can fit in the suburban. The navajo trucks that are at the gate can hold a lot more people, so the tour is bigger. You have to be driven over a sandy area to reach the upper slot canyon.

Lower Antelope Slots is just across the road you can explore on your own. When you do either a guided tour from town or one at the gate, you get an entrance pass that is good at the Lower Slot canyon too. My BIL had knee problems and the Lower slots invloves ladders so we didn't do those.

Our pictures of the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon: http://www.utahtea.lithium.com/pages...lopecanyon.htm

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