Is Antelope Canyon Open in 2022?

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Lower Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon Availability for 2022

Antelope Canyon is one of the most popular destinations in Northern Arizona, and it is one the most unique and beautiful sights in the world. However Antelope Canyon has limited availability to visitors. For now, the Navajo Nation has is operating their parks at 50% capacity. The Navajo Nation has taken a stronger action against the virus because of the vulnerability of their population. As the rest of the country experiences higher rates of vaccinations, we are hopeful that the Navajo Nation will begin to fully open reservation land. 

You have to have a Navajo Guide to visit Antelope Canyon

What This Means for Antelope Canyon

The Navajo Nation has set limited availability for Antelope Canyon and it may be some time before we are able to take guests out at full capacity. That will make entry into Antelope Canyon very restricted. Make sure to plan well in advance to ensure seating and reserve dates for your tour! 

Current restrictions are as follows, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Guests must wear masks regardless whether you are indoors OR outdoors
  • We will maintain small group size
  • Guests that do not live in the same household must maintain 6 ft of distance between other guests
  • Guests must frequently wash hands (we happily provide hand sanitizer on all our vans)

Please be respectful to the Navajo Nation as we visit the beautiful parks they have to offer. The Navajo Nation is particularly vulnerable to the virus and these restrictions are necessary for their community.

You can either book online or give us a call at (928) 440-5079.

If you want the official words of the Navajo Nation, visit their Parks Website.

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Can I Still Visit Other Parks?

Yes! The Grand Canyon National Park remains open. Horseshoe Bend also remains open since the overlook is run the the City of Page, AZ. Currently the only limitations from the pandemic are from the Navajo Nation Parks like Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley. But don’t let that discourage you from visiting Northern Arizona!

Monsoon Season at the Canyon

If you are looking for another spectacular place to visit, we regularly run Day Tours to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Being the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is not to be missed! Our guides will provide wonderful perspectives in which to view the Canyon. Curious about the natural and human history of the Canyon? Our guides are passionate storytellers that will tell you all you need to know about that big ol’ hole in the ground!

Horseshoe Bend

If you want a little bit of adventure, a Horseshoe Bend hiking and helicopter tour is a great way to see some iconic views of the Southwest Canyon lands. While the tour will take you near Antelope Canyon, the star of this tour is Horseshoe Bend! Challenge any fear of heights (with safe guard railings) to peer over a 1000-ft. cliff to see the mighty Colorado River carve its way through Navajo Sandstone and see the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Then take the afternoon to see this spectacular view from the sky for a 15 minute helicopter flight.

Even with the Antelope Canyon close, Northern Arizona still has lots of spectacular view that are not to be missed! Take a look at our other tours, and let us show you some of the best views Arizona has to offer!

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