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How To Visit Antelope Canyon


Antelope Canyon, nestled within the Navajo Nation in Arizona, has become renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Shaped over time by wind and water, the canyon boasts magnificent sandstone walls that create a surreal landscape of colors and textures.

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Guided tours are required to enter - with a knowledgeable guide providing insights into its geology, history, and Navajo culture. They navigate the intricate passageways and assist visitors in capturing the canyon's ethereal light, ensuring an immersive and awe-inspiring adventure.

Guided Tours

Upper Antelope Canyon

Upper Antelope Canyon, the more popular of the two, captivates with exquisite sandstone walls shaped by wind and water. Sunlight filters through narrow cracks, illuminating vibrant colors and creating mesmerizing light beams. There are various agencies that offer tours into upper antelope canyon:

Lower Antelope Canyon

Slightly less popular, this slot canyon hike involves descending 3-4 staircases in order to get to the canyon floor. As sunlight enters through narrow openings in the wind whipped walls, it illuminates the canyon's vibrant colors.

Exploring Lower Antelope Canyon is an unforgettable experience that unveils the awe-inspiring beauty of nature's artwork.

How to Get to Antelope Canyon

The tour companies that take you into Antelope Canyon also provide transportation to the canyon - usually from their office in or just outside of Page.

Shaka Guide Tour

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A Shaka Guide tour is the perfect companion to an Antelope Canyon guided tour - our tour of Page and Horseshoe Bend shows you all of the cool stuff in the area and starts & ends in Page. Doing a guided tour before or after our tour fits in perfectly with your plans.

Check out our tour itinerary to see what sort of things you can see on our tour, and check out our Know Before You Go article for additional tips before you set off!

Antelope Canyon offers a mesmerizing natural spectacle that should not be missed. With a variety of guided tour options available, visitors can explore both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. They can immerse themselves in the stunning rock formations and rays of light.

Whether you choose to visit Antelope Canyon independently or in conjunction with a Shaka Guide tour, a mesmerizing experience awaits you in this iconic Arizona destination.

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We hope that we’ve given you all the information you need to make the most of your day. Your vacation is extremely important to us so if you have any questions feel free to reach out at aloha@shakaguide.com.

For more detailed information to help you plan, check out our Horseshoe Bend and Page Itinerary and Know Before You Go article.

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