Discover the colors, natural atmosphere, and rock formations of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on this day tour from Flagstaff. You'll explore the depths of Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide and take a hike to Horseshoe Bend. Be sure to bring a camera, as you'll want to capture this unique part of the American landscape. Hotel pickup in Flagstaff is included.
Your day trip begins as you head to the northern border of Arizona to explore lower Antelope Canyon's sandstone formations and Horseshoe Bend. At Antelope Canyon, follow your Navajo guide through a narrow slit in the earth where you’ll see the sculpted sandstone cliff. Sunlight from overhead creates shafts of light that pass into the canyon, making it even more beautiful. Descend ladders into the depths of the canyon to discover more of this serene place, and take photos with help from your guide about using the right settings on your camera for the light and the best angles for taking interesting shots. Antelope Canyon is a photographers dream.Next, it's off to Horseshoe Bend. Take an approximate 0.75-mile (1.2-km) hike that brings you to one of the best overlooks. At a point not far downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, the Colorado River meanders around a rock promontory, creating the horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. As you approach the edge, take in the wonderful view. Please note: You'll hike a total of 2 miles (3.2 km); comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.