Antelope Canyon (lower) Hot
BOATING ROUTE: From the Wahweap marina, head up river to mile marker #4. There is a canyon on you southwest (right). Drive your boat back into the canyon until you reach beach, then start walking.
DRIVING ROUTE: From Flagstaff, take US Highway 89 toward Page, AZ. Once you are near Page, look for the signs on the right side of the road that direct you to Antelope Canyon. You can also follow the signs for the power plant, as access to the canyon is also along the access to the power plant. This road is also known as HWY 98. From Flagstaff, the drive is about 1.75 hours.
Bring Grandma and the kids. This is as close to a Disneyland hike as they get.
If a short, leisurely stroll through a high desert slot canyon appeals to you, then you will enjoy Lower Antelope Canyon.
There are two ways to get to lower antelope canyon. If you want to drive, you'll need to pay for a tour guide to walk you through the narrows. You'll also have to share the view with dozens of your closest friends. Or....
Take your boat from Lake Powell up Antelope canyon until you can't go any further. Park the boat and walk until you're bored. Antelope is one of the most picturesque slot canyons around, so this is an easy but enjoyable walk.
If you liked this, you might want to try Upper Antelope Canyon as well.