Upper Antelope Canyon vs. Lower Antelope Canyon

  1. By Jocelyn
  2. On Mar 9, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

When you come to America, you must visit a spectacular natural scenery — Antelope Canyon.

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon.


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.

Here are some comparisons to help you figure out what you expect to get out of your Antelope Canyon visit:



Upper Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon


The road to Antelope Canyon is gated by the Navajo Nation and entry is restricted to guided tours led by authorized tour guides.


1. At ground level, requiring no climbing;

2. Suitable for people of all ages including children

1. Requiring climbing along pre-installed ladders in certain areas

2. More difficult to hike


More flat

Longer & Narrower

Admission Ticket*



Light Beams

Much more common in Upper Antelope.

Usually, the time will be around 12:00 pm.

Overall Assessment

Easy to visit and beams are more common, but too many visitors

Difficult to hike, but few visitors for photography

* Prices are only for reference and subject to change without notice. Actual cost is subject to your actual schedule. 


Wish you could find the one more suitable for you and plan your ideal Antelope Canyon.