If you are looking for a simple trip from Sedona, Upper Antelope Canyon is a great choice. This enchanting location near Page, Arizona, is less than a three hours’ drive from Sedona, making a visit there a low-stress adventure for all kinds of travelers. Even more interestingly, water played a vital role in the formation of both Arizona landmarks. Antelope Canyon formed when water ran over sandstone for many, many years, while Sedona was originally at the bottom of the sea before sea creature shells and water erosion formed the red rocks that the city is famous for. These locations share a similar natural history that makes experiencing both all the more valuable.
Making plans for your visit well in advance will allow you to stress less when the time comes to head out on your journey, giving you the best opportunity to form memories that you and your loved ones will cherish forever. Here is what you should know about planning your best Antelope Canyon tour and trip.
Most travelers want to go with the fastest and smoothest route when traveling. To get to Antelope from Sedona by car in the fastest and most straightforward way possible, follow AZ-89A North/North State Route 89A and US-89 North for about two hours. When you reach Coppermine Road, turn right onto AZ-98 East in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation. Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours will be on the right. This route takes most drivers less than three hours, but be sure to watch traffic conditions on the day of your trip and plan accordingly.
When figuring out what time you want to head out on the road, consider when you want to see Antelope Canyon. All of Antelope Canyon Navajo Tour’s Upper Antelope tour options run between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, but visitors wishing to view the famous summer light beams will want to arrive between 11 am and 1:30 pm. If you are visiting during the off-season or are more interested in the canyon itself than the lights, your timing will not be as important, though you will still need to choose an available tour slot.
There are a number of fascinating places that you can visit on the way to Antelope Canyon that can enhance your visit. Keep in mind that some of these locations will take you off of your original course or extend the timing of your trip. Some examples of stops that you may want to consider include the following:
If you are having so much fun exploring desert America that you want to extend your trip, it might be a good idea to book a hotel room in Page. There are many options to choose from, including hotels that overlook beautiful Lake Powell to complement your exploration of Arizona’s natural beauty.
One of the most important parts of your trip is planning your guided Upper Antelope tour. As mentioned above, Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours offers in-depth, roughly one-hour-long tours of the Upper canyon between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm daily. You can choose a walk-in tour if you so desire, but spots are limited and you may miss yours if you go this route. It is recommended that you reserve your spot in advance on our website so you can thoroughly plan every aspect of your trip in advance. To learn more about our eye-opening tours, visit our website today.