The Grand Canyon is a big canyon. That much you know. What you may not know is that the Grand Canyon is surrounded by many small canyons. These deep, narrow, vertical canyons were formed over millions of years when certain tributaries of the Colorado River would flood during hard summer rains. Antelope Canyon is an example of such a canyon, a formation known locally as a “slot canyon.” Resembling a cave without a roof, Antelope Canyon is a dreamlike landscape of otherworldy shapes, constantly changing colors and moving shafts of sunlight. Antelope Canyon Tours are very popular and must be booked in advance now.
Upper Antelope Canyon Jeep Tour
Originating in Page, Arizona, you board safari-style vehicles that take you to the site of Antelope Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation. The best time to take this tour is anytime. As the sun crosses the sky it offers different lighting with in the canyon causing a variety of different shades of beautiful colors through out the length of Antelope Canyon.
This tour is included in the Scenic Canyon River Adventure Tour from the South Rim.
Tour Length: 90 Minutes
Reservations: (928) 645-5594
Lower Antelope Canyon Tour
Reservations: (928) 606-2168
Over the years, Lower Antelope Canyon has become a favorite gathering place for photographers, tourists, and visitors from around the world. The Navajo name for Lower Antelope Canyon is Hasdeztwazi or “Spiral Rock Arches.” Many years ago, herds of Pronghorn Antelope roamed freely in, and around the canyon, which explains the English name.
This incredible canyon has been created over many thousands of years by the relentless forces of water and wind, slowly carving and sculpting the sandstone into forms, textures, and shapes which we observe today.
The views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. These ever-moving sun angles bounce light back and forth across the narrow canyon’s walls, creating a dazzling display of color, light, and shadow.
There are steel ladders anchored into the canyon walls. The ladders vary from 3 ft. to 25 ft. being the longest. Ladders over 8 ft. have handrails in place. The canyon is easily accessible going in and out.
Now Lower Antelope Canyon is available from Flagstaff & Sedona, Arizona in the “Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour from Flagstaff/Sedona“.