Frequently Asked Questions

Can i go to the canyon myself? No, the Antelope Canyon is protected by the Navajo Parks and Recreation and only authorized tour companies can take visitors to the canyon. Safety and preventing vandalism is the main reasons why everyone needs a guided tour; the canyon became unavailable to the public in 1997.

Where is the trail head? Please refer to first question.

My friend told me they went to the canyon on their own, is this true? Please refer to first question.

I have a 4x4 why can't I go myself? Please refer to first question.

Is Antelope Canyon a National Park? Antelope Canyon is protected by the Navajo Parks and Recreation - not part of the National Parks - this also means National Parks passes do not work with the Antelope Canyon.

Can you leave me in the canyon? No, as of 2003 we were given strict guidelines from the Navajo Parks and Recreation to have a guide present at all times with visitors.

Where are you located? We have an office on the main street of Page Arizona - our office address is 22 South Lake Powell BLVD - right next to Pizza Hut.

Do I need reservations? Yes, it's almost required to have reservations - you can check availability on our calendar.

Do you take walk-ins? This depends on the season. If you are visiting during the off-season (Nov to Feb) your odds are fair. If you are visiting us in-season (Mar to Oct) your odds are tough. There are passenger limits so seats can sell out. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended year-round, especially during holidays. Please book a tour and hotel before traveling hundreds/thousands of miles to visit our area.

Is the tour safe for children? We have children of all ages join our tour, we believe it is safe. On windy days however babies don't like the extra dust blowing around.

I am pregnant, can I join the tour? Please follow your doctor's orders. However, we have had many pregnant ladies join our tour.

Is the drive bumpy? On a small level but it is not a jolting experience.

Will I get sand on me? Yes, we will be traveling through the desert and the canyon floor has a sandy floor - a gust of wind can get dust moving. If you are sensitive to dust you may want to bring a mask/bandana.

Can I use my tripod? Only on our Photo Tour, 9 out of 10 a visitor using a tripod on our Sightseer's Tour will separate themselves from the group and this usually causes disruption to the tour and surround tours - sorry, but monopods are allowed (for now).

Can I take photos? Yes, you can take all the photos you want on either our Sightseer's Tour or our Photo Tour. The key is the better the camera the better the picture.

Is the walk difficult? The walk is a level 1/4 mile in and the same 1/4 mile back out. We compare the walk to a walk on the beach due to the sandy floor - overall very low difficulty.

When is the "Best Time" to go? The canyon yields great photography throughout the day so long you are using good camera equipment and have the knowledge. The Upper Antelope Canyon has always been a fun challenge on capturing that perfect picture. Our answer to you - all tour times that we offer are Great times to experience the canyon. Our guides are rather good with cameras too, we feel they will be able to adjust your camera/phone to get some good photos.

When Can I see the Beam of Light? This happens only during certain months of the year - the beams are at their strongest from April to August - BUT! they start entering the canyon from mid-March and stop touching the ground towards the end of September. With our tour schedule they occur best during our 11:30 tour.

Will i enjoy the tour if I am not on the 11:30 tour? Yes, of course you will - the colors/glow of the canyon are still great and the overall experience of just being inside the majestic canyon is well worth your time.

Do you do tours into the lower? No, our tours are into the Upper Antelope Canyon. The lower section has a different operation than the Upper.

Are Upper and lower Antelope the same? No, both canyons are miles apart from one another. The words Upper do not signify you will only be on-top of the canyon. The Upper and lower share a dry wash and when and if there is a flood the water flows through the Upper canyon first, hence the name lower and Upper Antelope Canyon.

Are there ladders in the Upper Antelope Canyon? No, the canyon floor in the Upper section is level through and through.








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22 S Lake Powell Blvd  P.O. Box 936 
Page, AZ  86040
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