See the utterly remarkable rock formations of northern Arizona’s Antelope Canyon on one of these excellent tours from nearby Page city.
The Navajo Nation knows Upper Antelope Canyon as Tse’bighanilini, or “the place where water runs through the rocks.” It’s a saying which neatly explains why these slot canyons are so unique in their appearance, for when it rains in this arid, red desert land, the water rapidly forms torrents carving out narrow fissures over the millennia that appear scoured, twisted, never still. Page, Arizona, also boasts Lower Antelope and X canyons. Here are some of the best tours from Page to these canyons.
Antelope Canyon X Admission Ticket and Guided Tour
The name Antelope Canyon can be a little misleading as there are a number of slot canyons in the area around Page. Canyon X is one of them, made all the more unique by the fact that it’s one of the best value ways to see the deep, striated curves of a canyon that has been many millennia in the making. So-named for its X-shape, this tour delves into the deep space, where fewer visitors tend to tread, making it perfect for photos. From $69 per person.
Lower Antelope Canyon Admission Ticket and Guided Tour
Closest to Page is Lower Antelope Canyon, which from above appears like a narrow tear in the fabric of the Navajo lands. It is here where you can begin to appreciate the majestic striations of the earth, as they curve and fold into one another. As with all tours of these slot canyons, your Navajo guide will help you discover the finest features, such as the best angles where rays of sun are able to pierce the earth’s crust. This tour is available daily. From $95 per person.
Upper Antelope Canyon Admission Ticket and Guided Tour
What most people think of when they think of Antelope Canyon is the Upper Antelope, where the sunlight beams through the slots, and the rocks, of varying shades of ochre, are carved to the utmost precision by nature. So naturally, entrance to this revered site comes at a higher price, but the views certainly command that fee. Your Navajo guide will shed further light on this canyon with information about the geology and the natural history that have imbued this place with its special features. The tour runs on most days of the year. From $125 per person.
Upper Antelope Canyon Ticket and Tour
Another tour of Upper Antelope Canyon from Page is ideal for most visitors thanks to the fact that there is no climbing involved. Delve into the canyon, accessed at ground level, for some of the most memorable natural rock formations. Don’t forget to bring your camera along on this 90-minute tour, which delves deep into this most revered of slot canyons. At least one daily departure is available, with occasionally up to three. From $176 per person.
Half-Day Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Tour from Page
If you can’t decide which of the Antelope canyons you want to visit, maybe it’s best to settle for both Lower and Upper instead. During five and a half hours you’ll get to see why each canyon is considered to have its own unique properties. The trip begins the the A-shaped Lower Antelope, which is the deeper of the two and reached via ladders, followed by the V-shaped Upper Antelope, which catches rays of sunlight more readily. Daily departures are available. From $377 per person.