AZ- Antelope Canyon

Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 01:31 PM
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AZ- Antelope Canyon

how difficult is the access to both the upper and lower canyons. how tight of a squeeze is it? how many stairs?
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:00 PM
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Upper section is flat but sandy, about the width of a sidewalk in places, wider in others. No stairs.

Lower section has a couple of 8-15 ft ladders and several smaller steps, with some tight passages that will make it tough for a fat person or one with bad knees.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:21 PM
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It's hard to say how tight the squeeze will be. The canyons are different every year depending on how much water has gone through. Upper Canyon has no stairs - it's a flat, level walk. Upper is generally much easier to walk through - I don't remember doing any squeezing to get through.

Lower Antelope Canyon has ladders to enter and stairs to exit. You also enter through what looks like a crack in the ground. There were some places that I had to take off my daypack and squeeze through (40 inch waist). Other parts required contorting yourself a bit. But, as I said, it's different from year to year.
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I have a couple of pictures of upper at in the 2008 set. Both the entrance and inside if you would like to see.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:55 PM
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You can see my photos of Upper at:

No stairs. It's a level walk in the park. Fifteen minutes from one end to the other plus stopping.

It's a 15 minute bumpy drive from the entrance in their truck.
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