Is Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon more beautiful?

Upper Antelope Canyon With its light beams, falling sands, and very high canyon walls, this is the more photogenic of the two canyons. This canyon is wider at the bottom than Lower Antelope Canyon, so it feels less claustrophobic and it’s easier to walk through.

Should I do both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon?

When choosing between Upper vs Lower Antelope Canyon there are a few different factors you have to consider: Antelope Canyon Upper OR Lower are both amazing and if you are ever in Arizona, I would highly recommend visiting at least one of them.

Can you do both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon in one day?

You can choose to do both Lower and Antelope Canyon in one day, and even fit in Horseshoe Bend for a Page highlights tour. Aim to be at Upper Antelope Canyon for the sunbeams between 11am and 2pm. Visit Lower Antelope Canyon either first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon to accommodate both places.

Is Upper Antelope Canyon a hard hike?

The hike to Antelope Canyon is a very simple up and back that is just a little bit more than half a mile. With the crowds in the canyon stopping to take photos at every turn, the pace of the hike is slow. This hike is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.

Is Lower Antelope Canyon claustrophobic?

The Canyon is tight in places, but has plenty of expanded sections, typically up to 15 feet wide. jstein53 is correct – there are slits of sky, but only here and there. The primary claustrophobic concern is the crowds – they can be oppressive.

How difficult is Lower Antelope Canyon?

While it feels much more Mars than middle America, Lower Antelope Canyon is a quick, easy, and unforgettable adventure in Page, Arizona. While it’s absolutely doable, Lower Antelope Canyon is a tougher trek than its neighbor Upper Antelope Canyon – but the unusual, lesser-known spot is well worth the effort.

What is the best month to visit Antelope Canyon?

If you want to see the light beams, you will need to be in the canyon between 11 AM and 1:30 PM. The best months for the light beams are June, July, and August. If you don’t care about the light beams and want to avoid the crowd, the best months to visit Antelope Canyon are from November to February.

What is the best time to go to Horseshoe Bend?

“Horseshoe Bend is best viewed late morning or mid day. The ‘bend and river are in shadow at other times. At or just before sunset, the sun will be in your eyes and the bend will be in shadow. It’s best viewed mid day to early afternoon.”

What is the difference between Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Tours?

Upper Antelope Canyon is more internationally famous and therefore busier. However Upper is better equipped to handle larger crowds than Lower during peak season in mid to late summer. Upper Antelope Canyon is also easier to enter, so tour groups with elderly or physically limited travelers go to Upper.

How hard is Lower Antelope Canyon?

How long is the walk through Lower Antelope Canyon?

As you begin your 1 – 1.5-hour adventure (all-walking) with Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, your experience will span roughly 1,800 meters (1.1 miles) round trip.

How do I get to Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon?

Upper Antelope Canyon is at ground level, has less than a 2% incline and is the more popular entrance. Lower Antelope Canyon requires walking down (and up) several flights of stairs and ladders. From Phoenix, the drive north to Antelope Canyon is approximately four-and-a-half hours.

Which is brighter upper or Lower Antelope Canyon?

Because of the narrow canyon walls at the top, the upper canyon is darker than the lower canyon. This makes hand held photography more difficult. Upper Antelope Canyon is brightest between 10 am and 1 pm. During my 3 hour photography tour (which started at 1 pm), the canyon got noticeably darker as the afternoon stretched on.

What are the perks of visiting Upper Antelope Canyon?

The light beams are the biggest perk of visiting Upper Antelope Canyon. Most of the famous photos that you’ve seen of these canyons, including the most expensive photo in the world by Peter Lik which sold for $6.5 million, were taken in this canyon. However, this is highly dependent on time of day so keep that in mind when planning your trip.

Can you walk down the Lower Antelope Canyon?

Lower Antelope Canyon works a bit differently. You and your group will walk about a quarter of a mile from the parking lot to a staircase that descends into the canyon. A short series of ladders and staircases must be used to enter. Any reasonably able-bodied person is capable of making their way down.

Is there a photography tour at Lower Antelope Canyon?

Photographic tours are no longer being offered at Lower Antelope Canyon (as of January 2018). If you want to take a photography tour of Antelope Canyon, now you can only do so at the upper canyon.