- By Dannie
- On Sep 5, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
All areas of the Antelope Canyon are only accessible via guided tour. Tour guides are mandatory. Find the right Antelope Canyon day tour from Vegas on the site with deals, and begin your trip in this Summer by our tips.
Upper Antelope vs Lower Antelope
Antelope Canyon comprises two separate canyons and you have to book trips to them separately.
Lower Antelope is less populated with tourists, cheaper to visit, longer, and the canyon spaces are much tighter inside the canyon walls. Upper Antelope is more frequently visited, more expensive, and has much wider walkways in the canyon.
The important difference for me was the famous light beams of Upper Antelope.
While you can find the light beams (or “shafts”) in Lower Antelope as well, Upper Antelope’s light beams appear to be more dramatic and seemed to be the more guaranteed route for stunning photographs.
So which one is right for you?
Well, they are both going to blow you away so you really can’t go wrong with either one. But if you are trying to narrow it down, one thing to consider is your personal mobility.
In Lower Antelope, you will have to climb some stairs and ladders and get through some very tight spaces with moderate scrambling. In Upper Antelope, that is not the case because the floor is flat and there are only a few narrow sections.
So if mobility is an important concern then the decision is easy: go with Upper Antelope.