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Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

singapore
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Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

Hello!

I know there are tons of tours offered in Vegas but have not seen any that offers a day trip to Antelope Canyon.

Have you come across any company that offers such program?

And is it possible to make it there independently?

Regards.

Irvine, California
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1. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

I've never been to Antetelope Canyon but I intend to one day. I've no idea about tours out of Vegas but it's certainly possible to drive to Page, Az. (4-5 hours from LV) and to take a tour from there. It may make more sense to stay in Page overnight. You should ask about this on the Page forum.

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2. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

Yes,its about 4-5 hours from Vegas to Page.I have not heard of any tours from Vegas that go specifically to Antelope.I think there are some that may do it as part of a Grand Circle tour.

Best thing to do is rent a car and do it yourself.There is more to Page than just Antelope Canyon.You have Horseshoe Bend,Lake Powell,the Glen Canyon dam tour,a float trip from the dam to Lees Ferry.

www.raftthecanyon.com

So you need to stay at least an overnight in Page.On the way to or from you can drive thru Zion National Park,if you want a scenic alternative to the Arizona strip route 59/389.

There are two parts of Antelope Canyon,Upper and Lower.Upper is the one more photograped.Its flat and sandy.Lower is accessed via ladders.

Edited: 23 October 2010, 17:47
singapore
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3. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

Thank you blegger and dez 40!

If I can only pick between antelope canyon and grand canyon south rim, which would be it?

Encinitas...
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4. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

If you have never been to the Grand Canyon,you need to go there.But you need to stay overnight to see a sunset and sunrise.And don't get conned into going to the inferior West Rim tourist trap.

Book a room inside the park at one of the lodges.If you can't,look at the town of Tusayan just outside the park.

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5. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

Antelope canyon is cool, but it's not even in the same league as the Grand canyon. And trying to do it as a day trip from Las Vegas is simply insane.

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6. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

Well I agree with what everyone else has said - Antelope is cool but it certainly is not a day trip. If you were going to do it, you could spend the night in Page and see Lake Powell too and then stop by the Grand Canyon on the way back to Vegas, but that would be a whole bunch of driving. It's really more of a road trip than a day trip - the Grand Canyon is a day trip because of the tour operators that make it easy to get there - either way - enjoy!

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7. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

I can't imagine being able to get to Page in 4-5 hours. There must be a faster way. We went to the Grand Canyon (not the west side) and it took most of the day, then several hours from there to Page.

We really liked the Grand Canyon, probably didn't spend enough time there to really "experience" it, we LOVED Antelope Canyon. Did a tour with a gal who's family supposedly owned the property and discovered it, toured 2 other side canyons as well. It was a photo tour and was very slow.. terriffic. Here's a shot of people milling around the the "bear cavern" …ggpht.com/_9FeY0XnhlVg/SQqF0lusFYI/AAAAAAAA… (you can see the "bear" standing over the people on the right). The slot canyons were the hit of our trip, and we really liked Sedona as well (long trip).

Edited: 26 October 2010, 01:16
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8. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

There are a few ways to get to Page.Via the south rim of Grand Canyon it would be a 7.5-8 hour drive.

If you go up thru St.George Utah,and cut across the Arizona Strip, Hwy 59/389 then it takes 4.5-5 hours.

singapore
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9. Re: Day trip to Antelope Canyon from Vegas. Possible?

Thank you all for the generous advises.

I read each thoughtfully and decided to make an overnight trip to Grand Canyon South Rim.

Tks again!

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