What to Wear When Visiting Antelope Canyon

Posted April 23, 2019 by in Antelope Slot Canyon, Tour Info

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Few tourist destinations are as beautiful and captivating as Antelope Canyon, the American Southwest’s most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon. If you are the type of nature-loving traveler who wishes to visit the Arizona canyon, there are a few things you should know about proper clothing to wear during the changing seasons. Here are some tips on what to wear to Antelope Canyon, depending on the time of year.

Year-Round Clothing Advice

During your Antelope Canyon trip, you will be subjected to the Arizona sand that falls into its openings. Consider wearing a hat and covering your shoulders with sleeves, whether you are visiting in May, July, or December. Boots or other sturdy closed-toed shoes are your best choices for footwear, as you will be exploring an outdoor environment that consists of sand, dirt, and dust. It is a good idea to wear SPF sunscreen and UV-protectant sunglasses all year, as the sun can be strong in the desert even if it is the middle of January. Since the temperature will change based on whether you are inside or outside — with the shaded Canyon being cooler no matter what season it is — make sure that you dress in layers to stay comfortable.

Spring and Summer

March through September tends to be very hot and sunny at the Canyon, so be sure to wear a hat to protect your head during your Antelope Canyon visit. Keep in mind that wearing a T-Shirt that covers and protects your body as well as some durable jeans or similar pants is a good idea no matter how hot it is.

Fall and Winter

The cooler months in Arizona tend to be more temperate than in many other areas of the United States, but it can still get very chilly, especially inside the shaded slot canyon. Consider wearing jeans, a T-Shirt, a hat, and a jacket so you will stay comfortable. You can always take off your jacket if you are feeling too warm at any point.

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Are you ready for your exciting Antelope Canyon trip? Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours has Upper Antelope tour packages for sightseers and photographers alike, and each of our experiences is led by a member of the Navajo Nation. We do not require prepayment at registration, and we also have discounted packages for children ages zero to 12. Book your Antelope Canyon Tour today and start planning your adventure.