To many, Antelope Canyon is considered Arizona's greatest natural wonder.

It's undoubtedly a must-see on any Western USA road trip and probably the most photogenic place you'll ever visit. However, planning a visit to Antelope Canyon is essential.

Below, Lykkers, you will find a wealth of information to help you prepare for your trip.

What is Antelope Canyon?

Antelope Canyon consists of two distinct sections: Upper Antelope Canyon, called "The Crack," and Lower Antelope Canyon, known as "The Corkscrew." Over thousands of years, erosion has sculpted the sandstone into surreal, wave-like formations, creating stunning patterns of colors, light, and shadows.

These unique features attract photographers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. Visiting Antelope Canyon provides a rare chance to experience the Earth's natural beauty up close and offers convenient access to other iconic natural wonders in the area.

Best Time to Visit Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon has hot, dry summers and cool winters. The most comfortable seasons to visit are spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), when mild temperatures make exploring more enjoyable.

How to Get to Antelope Canyon


Page Municipal Airport (PGA): Located in Page, Arizona, this is the closest airport to Antelope Canyon but has very limited flight options and few (if any) rental cars.

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG): Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, approximately 135 miles from Antelope Canyon.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX): Located in Phoenix, Arizona, approximately 280 miles from Antelope Canyon.

By Car

Car rentals are available at all these airports. However, they can be hard to come by or extremely expensive during busy seasons. Depending on which airport you fly into, the drive to Antelope Canyon ranges from 2 to 4 hours.

Rates for Antelope Canyon

1. Upper Antelope Canyon

A 90-minute tour costs approximately:

- $50 for adults

- $30 for children

- Longer photo tours are about $120.

2. Lower Antelope Canyon

A 90-minute tour costs approximately:

- $30 for adults

- $20 for children over 7

- Free for children aged 7 and under

- Longer photo tours are about $50.

What can you do nearby?

1. Horseshoe Bend Hike

Time: 45 minutes round-trip

Level of difficulty: Easy

Rates: Free

Carved by the Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend is a meander shaped like a horseshoe, as the name suggests.

An easy trail leads to an overlook offering spectacular views of this unique natural wonder.

Highly photogenic at any time of day, the emerald waters of the river contrast magnificently with the surrounding burnt orange cliffs.

2. Lake Powell Cruise

Duration: +/- 2 hours

Schedule: Daily departures at 1 p.m.

Season: Late May to early September

Rates: $78 per adult | $55 for children aged 3 to 12 | Free for children aged 2 and under(Price may vary)

Lake Powell is an artificial lake created by the Glen Canyon Dam. The best way to experience it is with a boat tour.

Arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to secure a good seat on the boat.

Alright! Dear Lykkers, what do you think after seeing this? Can't wait to see Antelope Canyon? Hope this article is helpful to you! See you next time!