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Discover Lower Antelope Canyon

Williams, Arizona

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1 miles

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Added by Andrea Thompson

Lower Antelope Canyon is a must see if you're in the Southwest, you'll regret passing up the opportunity if you don't see it!

Lower Antelope Canyon is an incredibly beautiful slot canyon located on Navajo land in Arizona. The name comes from the herds of pronghorn antelope that roamed freely throughout the canyons...my guide said that they're still around, just far fewer in number to the point that they're hardly seen.

The kicker with doing Lower Antelope Canyon is that because it's on Navajo land you have to go in with a guide and pay an additional entrance fee to get onto the land. It costs $20USD per person for the tour and then $8USD to enter the land per person. It really is well worth it though, and the land fee is usually collected at a booth as you enter the tour area (unless it's in the winter, then the tour company collects the money for them). There are a couple of different tour companies, but I went with Ken's Tours. 

When you pre-purchase a ticket online (which I highly recommend doing, otherwise you'll probably be stuck waiting a while for an available spot...it's super busy!) you just go in and show them your confirmation and they'll set you up with a guide. The groups were relatively small and they promise no more than 15 per guide, but what I wasn't prepared for was the fact that there would be about 5 guides leaving at with their groups of 15 at a time! Be prepared for the canyon to be crowded! That said, if you time your photos right you'll definitely be able to get some pretty epic shots! 

It's not a very long canyon, maybe about 1 mile and you end up coming out at the parking lot again. There are bathrooms in the office as well as a gift shop (of course). It's well worth the cost and tourist crowds to experience this amazing slot canyon in real life!

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