You need to go kayaking in Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo conservation land is slightly east of Page, Arizona. It has long since been a tourist attraction for those visiting the Southwestern U.S. and with it's meandering pathways and unique geological formations, it's a wildly attractive and surreal place to visit in person.
As it is, our National Parks trip stops here on Day 4 of the tour, and while walking through the canyon has its perks, one of the best ways to see just how amazing and intense this place really is, is to kayak through it.
There are loads of companies to go with, but on those sweltering 90-degree plus days, will you really want to be sitting on a kayak in the middle of a crowded canyon? Hell no. That's why we found the best tour operator to get us outside the gridlock and into adventure.
Let's dive in, but first, watch the video of kayaking through Antelope Canyon.
Now, Lake Powell directly feeds the river through Antelope Canyon, and while there are a number of tour operators in the area, it is strictly monitored (by the U.S. National Parks agency) and only so many people are allowed to go through each day. Still, it can become quite packed, and if you don't go with the right company, you can find yourself in the midst of a serious line....
Not cool. Who wants to wait in line on a kayak tour?
That's why our tour will book through Hidden Canyon's Antelope Canyon Kayak tour. Yes, I know that's kind of a mouthful, but after doing much research we found that these guys have access to a route that most other companies do not take, and seem to know what its like to live life off the beaten path.
See more from their website here, and read the excerpt from their site down below.
On Hidden Canyon Kayak’s Antelope Canyon Tour, you’ll glide between red sandstone walls towering high above tranquil morning waters, inching closer and closer together as you paddle gently and quietly toward the canyon’s land side. You needn’t have any previous kayaking experience to take part. Hidden Canyon Kayak’s licensed guides will teach you how to pilot your watercraft in safety and confidence and provide all the equipment you need to keep your personal belongings safe and dry. Depending on Lake Powell’s water level, you’ll take a simple hike to where the slot canyon portion of Antelope Canyon begins. Your guide will take keepsake photos of you and your tour group at no extra charge! Group sizes are deliberately limited for more personalized service, so book your seats today, or you may be overcome by a bad case of FOMO.
Your tour price includes:
- Kayak (2-person models will be used unless previous alternate arrangements are made)
- Life jackets
- Refillable water
- Dry bags and boxes
Tour duration: 3-4 hours, depending on water level of Lake Powell
February 15th – April 30th: 7:30 – 11:30 AM
May 1st – September 14th: 6:30 – 10:30 AM and 7:30 – 11:30 AM
September 15th – October 31st: 7:30 – 11:30 AM
All times are Mountain Standard Time
Tours depart from Antelope Point Marina Public Launch Ramp, which is about 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) from Downtown Page. Your kayak tour guide will meet you by the bathroom at the entrance to the parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Antelope Point Marina is located in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which is a Federal Fee Area.
And as if that wasn't enough, you'll also go to the amazing Horseshoe bend area also in Page, AZ. Get ready for an epic photoshoot.
All in all, it's going to be an epic weeklong trip to the U.S. National Parks. With your passes, all tours, breakfasts, dinners, transportation and more, what more could you want?
Come and get all the adventure, sun, hiking and more you could want in an epic trip with our staff and people from all over the United States in our tour here. I mean, really. You'll sleep under the stars, get unplugged, connect with some of the most diverse and intense environments on the planet, drop-in to some AMAZING CrossFit affiliates, and see parts of the United States that draw tourists from every country on the globe.
Seriously. You don't want to miss this, and this blog only covers Day FOUR of the tour.
Want to know more about this trip? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to set aside some time to speak with you about signing up for this trip in 2018, 2019 or 2020!
Plus, only five more spots left for our 2018 tour! Hope to see you on it!
Get a feel for the trip, and especially Day four, in this Youtube video down below.
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