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Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

Arlington, Virginia
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Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

Hello. Is it still true you can show up at Lower Antelope without a reservation and wait in line for a guide? We are visiting Memorial Day weekend. I know it will be packed, but tours are filled and we'd love to see the canyon.

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Ontario, Canada
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1. Re: Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

You can show up and try and wait, but it won't be guaranteed that you'll get on a tour. You may get lucky and get on a tour fairly quickly, you may have to wait for hours and hours, or you may not get on at all. If you choose to go that route, I would suggest that you show up first thing in the morning to maximize your chances.

I would still try and book until the last minute, either with Ken's Tours http://lowerantelope.com/ or with Dixie Ellis https://antelopelowercanyon.com/

Good luck.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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for Grand Canyon National Park
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2. Re: Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

Policies at Lower Antelope have been changing as demand grows. Memorial Day weekend is one of the most popular weekends in the area, so I think all bets are off regardless of what people's experiences have been in the past. There are only two tour operators for Lower Antelope -- Ken's and Dixie Ellis -- I would call/contact them directly with your question. If they say "no", there's no other way to get into Lower Antelope.

North Carolina
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3. Re: Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

Look at the links provided by Jane S and see the only tours available for Lowr Antelope Canyon for Memorial Day are 1st thing in the morning or late in the day. You may want to also check Upper Antelope Canyon tours:


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4. Re: Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

The Upper and Lower canyons aren't the only slot canyons in the area. They are definitely the most popular and most convenient to reach---and the most crowded.

Have a look at Antelope Canyon X:


Sedona, AZ
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for Sedona, Arizona, Monument Valley
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5. Re: Lower Antelope Canyon Reservations

Consider the alternate slot canyon tours near Page.


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