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Water Holes Canyon

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Address: Page, AZ

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Amazing and off the beaten path

For the more intrepid You need to buy a permit, $12 per person, at the LeChee Chapter House. Unlike the Disneyland feeling of people being herded everywhere at Antelope Canyons... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Vancouver Island, BC
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Vancouver Island, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For the more intrepid You need to buy a permit, $12 per person, at the LeChee Chapter House. Unlike the Disneyland feeling of people being herded everywhere at Antelope Canyons, this place is much more unknown You park at Mike marker 542 and find your way down by following the rock cairns and trail laid out. It's probably 1000 yards... More 

Thank busymumsy
North East, Maryland
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

For this hike it was thanksgiving and after going three places to buy a permit we were told they were closed, so we went without one. You park in the little lot right before the bridge. It's right on the road, but not marked. One side is blocked off, but you could get through the barbed wire if you wanted... More 

4 Thank Baltobabs
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is one you need someone to direct you to...and it is one of the most difficult hike/climbs I have done. But so worth it!

1 Thank roger1205
Willebroek, Belgium
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

after visiting the Antelope Canyons, this is a real treat. practically no tourists, you will have most of the canyon to yourself (depending on the time you visit)

Thank steven s
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was a fun and challenging hike that is off the beat path. Warning: Do NOT hike this canyon alone because of the steep canyon. Definitely use the buddy-system because we were hiking for about 2 hours and we only saw 5 people. This is definitely a hidden jem in Page.

3 Thank Marlene E
Casuarina, Australia
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Avoid the crowds at Antelope Canyon and go here instead. The canyon is not as tall and not quite as dramatic as Antelope, but you will have it pretty much to yourself, which makes for a better overall experience. And you can go by yourself, not with a tour group.

Thank John F
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I hiked here in October. The weather was perfect. No "sunbeams". Some spectacular geographic formations. We only ran into 4 other couples and mostly had the place to ourselves. I went past the ladder and to where I could see the power lines. The passage immediately after the ladder is pretty difficult and there's not much to... More 

Thank Brent R
Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The way into the canyon is a lawyers delight, filled with loose stones and steep paths. The snakes will really bite you, the spiders spin their webs, and the pack rats pile up centuries worth of debris. Your shoes and socks will fill up with sand, dust will permeate your gear, and the wind will occasionally grace your eyes with... More 

9 Thank nstein001
Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Much like Antelope Slot Canyon, but without the crowds. The scenery here is absolutely breath taking around every bend. We picked up our permit ($12/pp) at the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon. With the permit we were given directions to the location of the canyon and what areas we were allowed to explore. The one day permit lets you into The... More 

3 Thank Beaker964
Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very affordable self-guided hike through the slot canyon west of Page, AZ. $12each for two adults was quite nice as compared to THE much more costly and more advertised slot east of town.We found the solitude very much enjoyable and the hike easy. We'd do this one again!

2 Thank moabman2415

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