Antelope Canyon Road in AZ is pure adventure
Located in the U.S. state of Arizona, Antelope Canyon Road is the access road to the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. The road is actually a river bed.
How long is Antelope Canyon Road?
The road to Antelope Canyon is totally unpaved, with gravel and sand parts through a sandy riverbed to the canyon. Starting just off the paved AZ-98, the road is 5.14km (3.2 miles) long. 4x4 vehicles only.
Can we go to Antelope Canyon without a tour?
Tucked away in Coconino County, in the north-central part of Arizona, you are only able to enter the canyons on a guided tour. You will not be able to visit Antelope on your own. Access is gated by the Navajo Nation and entry is restricted to guided tours led by authorized tour guides. Tours can be purchased in nearby Page, and range from $30 to $80 per person, depending on the time of the day and length of the tour. It is visited exclusively through guided tours, in part because rains during monsoon season can quickly flood the canyon. Rain does not have to fall on or near the Antelope Canyon slots for flash floods to whip through, as rain falling dozens of miles away 'upstream' of the canyons can funnel into them with little prior notice.
Is Antelope Canyon worth the drive?
The road is open year-round. Located just outside the city of Page, the drive to this world-famous gem is very scenic. The drive provides an exhilarating experience in tight terrain. It’s said to be one of the most famous landscapes to visit for photography in Arizona. Created by millions of years of erosion, Antelope Canyon is part of the Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. The canyon is situated at an elevation of about 4,000 feet above the sea level and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed.
Pic&Video: Kouji Kanou