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Antelope Canyon is Open

It is the question that everyone has been asking us: is antelope canyon open? The answer is yes. We are officially open after 485 days of being closed. The canyon reopened on July 12, 2021. Since the canyon is open, that means that we are also open for business and taking tour groups. Here at Dixie Ellis, we are excited to get people out into the canyon again. There are some adjustments and precautions that have been put in place for the safety and well-being of everyone who visits. 


If you have ever wanted to go to Antelope Canyon, now is the time to go. At Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, we are operating and giving tours into the canyon. The opening happened at a perfect time. Summer is a great time to come and see the light streaming into the slot canyons. It is also a perfect time for families and travelers to take a summer vacation. 


Below is everything you need to know about the reopening of the slot canyons: 


What happened

Antelope Canyon is on Navajo land. This means that it is under the Navajo Nation Tribal park system. The park system decided to close all parks and canyons due to COVID-19. This was to protect the workers, travelers, and residents from getting and spreading the virus. During the closure, there was a lot of work to be done. It gave the facility the chance to expand and make it better than it was before. While this was hard for everyone, we are grateful that we are able to reopen. The reopening was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Mayor of Page, AZ.


Is Antelope Canyon Open?

Yes, we are open. The canyon is open for tours and ready to go. The slot canyons have been closed for over a year. On the 485th day of being closed, Antelope Canyon finally reopened. Our workers and tour guides are excited to start taking people back into the canyons. Our tour guides are all passionate about what they do. They are very informative when it comes to the history and geology of these rock formations.


At the moment we are offering two kinds of tours at Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours. We have the classic Lower Antelope Canyon tour and the Let’s Cruise tour as well. Our hours are from 6:45 am to 4:45 pm and our tours run every 30 minutes.


What you need to know

Now to the important information. Since Antelope Canyon is open it means that there are some safety precautions in place. These practices are to keep everyone safe and healthy. Masks are needed when you first get on the vehicle and when you are coming back in the same vehicle. 


The tour groups are smaller. Each tour will have around 5 to 7 people per group. Couples are able to go on their own tour with a guide. This creates a more personalized and intimate experience for all travelers. The vehicles that are taken to the canyon are operating at 50 percent capacity.


Get Ready

Are you ready to come to visit Antelope Canyon? We are open and want the road trip to continue for all visitors. This means that you can come on down to the beautiful Southwest and visit us. 


You will still need to book a tour to go into the slot canyons. Booking your reservation should be done before you get into the slot canyon. We recommend at least a week in advance. Tours fill up fast so do not wait to book a spot.


The canyons do get hot, so come prepared. Bring water and lots of sunscreen. Water is available for sale at Antelope Canyon. Snacks are also a good idea since you do not want to get hungry while exploring.


Come visit us

You are ready to come to visit us. You have all the information you need to know about the restrictions and changes we have made. There are a lot of other natural beauties to see in the area. This makes it a perfect destination for any nature lover.


 If you have any more questions or concerns be sure to contact us. We would love to answer them and help you in any way we can. 


Ready to book a tour with Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours? Since tours are operating with lower group numbers we are sure to fill up fast. Give us a call or go online to book a reservation.