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Antelope Canyon

There are a lot of reasons to go to Page, Arizona, but perhaps one of the most coveted experiences is a tour through Antelope Canyon. The two most popular destinations, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, are located on Navajo Nation land. While there are multiple tour groups to purchase tickets from, there is also a daily maximum number of people who are allowed through each canyon. This is of course for safety reasons. If a flash flood erupts in the desert this is the last place you want to be. The guides know how to keep their groups safe and take every necessary precaution before and during each tour.

The two different Antelope Canyons have differences that should be noted when deciding which one to tour. Upper Antelope Canyon is a less difficult terrain and has less light coming through the desert floor above. Lower Antelope Canyon includes stairs, but more light bounces through the canyon, giving the rock a more colorful glow. You can get more help deciding which one to choose by visiting Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon: The Big Differences. In this blog, you can also find the answers to many other questions you may have.

This location definitely requires some planning to get access to. Tickets in peak season may be difficult to come by, but tours do allow bookings online and in advance. There are many slot canyons all around Page and Lake Powell area, but there’s also something special about walking through the two Antelope Canyons. It also provides an opportunity to support the local residents of Page, Arizona, and gain interesting insight and knowledge of the history of the people and the land. After touring Antelope Canyon, be sure to save some time to visit Horseshoe Bend, which you can learn all about here.

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