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The Lower Antelope Canyon with Boat Tour Combo gives you two of the best experiences that you can enjoy while visiting Page, Arizona. You will hike through Lower Antelope Canyon with your Navajo Guide and then take the Antelope Canyon Boat Tour just 4 miles away on Navajo Route 22 to Antelope Point Marina.
If you’re like most Grand Canyon National Park visitors, you’ll be limited to admiring the vastness of the canyon from a rimside view. As for venturing below the rim, it will most likely be for a short distance, if you manage to do it at all. At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, you’ll have an entirely different experience. Here, this canyon carved by the Colorado River is much more accessible to the typical traveler, thanks to the presence of Lake Powell. You’ll be able to get down in it, and experience it on a much more intimate level, and that is especially true in Antelope Canyon.
On the Lower Antelope Hiking and Boat Tour, you’ll experience this iconic slot canyon in two distinct and beautiful ways: on foot, and on the water. Phase 1* of your tour begins at Ken’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours. After checking in at their brand new visitor services pavilion, your Navajo Indian Guide will escort you to Lower Antelope Canyon’s entrance. A series of ladders takes you down into a landscape of pure magic, as sculpted sandstone walls bathed in soft, muted colors envelop you. Within the chambers of this geologic anomaly, formed by fast-flowing water and blowing sand, the rattle and hum of the outside world will slip away as you climb and explore. This 600 meter hike is manageable for most people in relatively good health, but parties with infants or toddlers, or anyone with mobility limitations would be better off touring Upper Antelope Canyon.
As you make your way back topside, you’ll be given directions to nearby Antelope Point Marina where you begin Phase 2* of your Antelope Canyon tour: the waterside! Antelope Canyon was formed by an intermittent creek that flash floods from time to time. All that water eventually ends up in Lake Powell. After checking in at the tour boat counter at the top of the hill, a guest services attendant will give you a ride in a golf cart down the ramp to the tour boat dock. Upon boarding your open-air tour boat and receiving a short safety briefing, your U.S. Coast Guard certified captain will guide you and your traveling companions into a side canyon, where towering sandstone walls are adorned with ancient desert varnish. As the canyon becomes narrower and narrower, it becomes clear how it connects to the area you just hiked, until you get to a point where you can go no further. Not to worry – your captain will turn this boat around like a boss!
Upon disembarking back at the tour boat dock, you are welcome to stick around and explore Antelope Point Marina, maybe grab a bite at the Sand Bar restaurant, or purchase a souvenir of your visit. When you’re ready to head back to Page, AZ, simply ask for a guest services attendant to give you a lift back to the marina parking lot, or, if you’re in the mood for more exercise, walk back up the ramp at your leisure.
After all’s said and done, you’ll come away with a greater appreciation for the multi-faceted complexity of Antelope Canyon, and the power of wind, water, and time. Best of all, you were able to arrange this experience in one convenient reservation instead of checking multiple websites and working around sold out Antelope Canyon tours.
*Order of tour components may be reversed depending on weather, availability, and other factors