9/10 (Very Heavy)
Antelope Canyon is one of the more touristy experiences we've done, but at the same time 100% mind blowingly worth it. Both the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons are on Navajo land and therefore REQUIRE a guided tour to see either canyon. This typically translates to large crowds, lines to get through the canyon, and taking photos looking directly up. But these canyons are just too good to let that deter you. Despite the annoying process in which you see them, the canyons are still one of those natural wonders that you have to see in your lifetime. We do however, recommend checking out Waterholes Canyon for a more secluded, cheaper version of the canyon.
If you're only going to do one, the Lower Canyon is by far our favorite. The Lower Canyon is longer, bigger, and lets in more light which makes taking photos easier. If you're going to do the Upper Canyon, do it more around mid-day so that the sun rays can actually get deeper into the canyon. If you go too early, the canyon will just be super dark and you won't see any of those famous colors on the canyon walls.
Best Tour Guides/Rates:
Navajo Tours - $60
Antelope Canyon Tours - $60
Kens Tours - $50
Pick Right Time of Day
Lighting plays an integral role in how the canyon looks, plan accordingly. For Lower Canyon, late morning to early afternoon and for Upper Canyon, early afternoon.