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Information on antelope canyon please?!?!?!?

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Information on antelope canyon please?!?!?!?

My friends and I will be visiting Arizona mid May and we're completely clueless about how to do antelope canyon. We wanted to know if you can explore antelope canyon without a guide. Which is better, lower or upper? How long does it take to hike to antelope canyon. Any other information would be appreciated. Thank You!!!

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1. Re: Information on antelope canyon please?!?!?!?

The Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon slots are part of the Navajo Parks. Both require guides approved by the tribe. Hard to say which is "better"; Upper is more famous, with the iconic photo shots; Lower will be less crowded and cheaper to visit.

They're both short slots (less than 1/4 mile long). The Upper is time-limited by the tours. I'd allow 2 hours, which includes loading up the trucks, the actual tour, and the return ride. The specially designated 'Photographers' tours take an hour longer.

You can find a LOT of information and answers to all of your questions by using the "search" function in the middle of this webpage. Just type in "Antelope Canyon".

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Many prefer midday for Upper because of the sunbeams reaching the canyonfloor but that's also most expensive time of the day. Personally I prefer to visit Lower in the morning.

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3. Re: Information on antelope canyon please?!?!?!?

No wrong choice between upper and lower. You drive to park entrance booths and mandatory guides take you from there.

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Thanks for all the info guys!!!

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5. Re: Information on antelope canyon please?!?!?!?

Just FYI payment used to be on a cash only basis, so be prepared. When we last visited the upper canyon, the process was like this. You enter the tribal land and pay a fee. Go to the booth and get tickets for the next tour; at that time the trucks will be loaded and you set off on the about 15 minute ride down the dry wash to the canyon. The guide escorts you through, pointing out features and telling you where to take pictures--you can take others if you like as well. At the end of the canyon there was a few minutes spent outside, then we walked back through the canyon and got back on the trucks to return. If you have flexibility and don't need to do the photography tour, I'd recommend going on one of the first tours of the day. It gets pretty crowded in there. We went on the second tour of the day and by the time we were finished the tours from the operators in town were arriving and it was much more crowded inside the canyon.

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