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best time to go to antelope canyon

  1. By lisa
  2. On Mar 16, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

Antelope Canyon - It is the most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon. It was formed by rushing rain and flood water which carried sand, slicing through a mesa and carving the mystical sandstone walls. AntelopeCanyon includes two separate, slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew. It is a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world.

Lower Antelope Canyon

What's the Best Time of Day to Visit Antelope Canyon?

Some customers asked the question as this. and we get one customer's message as below: "We haven't decided if we should do both upper and lower canyons or which one we should see if we only see one. I see peak time for the antelope canyons, according to the Chief Tsosie site is the 10:30 and 1:00 tour. I like the idea of getting out early to beat the heat and crowds but I don't want to miss the opportunity to get better light, and images of the canyon. Is it better to go early or to go with the peak times as they offer the sunbeams and bright colors? Should we visit both? "

Here's the answer:

Normally, Lower Antelope Canyon requiring climbing along pre-installed ladders in certain areas. The best time to go to antelope canyon and enjoy the Light Beams will be around 12:00 pm.


The road to Antelope Canyon is gated by the Navajo Nation and entry is restricted to guided tours led by authorized tour guides. Which one is right for you? Please find your ideal Antelope Canyon: Upper Antelope Canyon vs. Lower Antelope Canyon.

Upper Antelope Tour Packages:


【1-Day】Upper Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas
【2-Day】Grand Canyon South Rim, Upper Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour from Las Vegas

*Check more one day tours from LV
* Hot Sale:【1-Day】Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour (Admission+Lunch included) from Las Vegas