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Getting From Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon

Getting from Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon is a popular choice for travelers. It is only several hours, about 3 hours and 40 minutes by car. Both Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon are connected with water. You can actually kayak between the two sites if you are needing a little adventure in your life.

Since there are several different ways to get from Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon, we want to give you all the information about your options. That way you can choose what is best for you as you plan your trip.

Below are some things to consider when getting from Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon:



This is a popular choice if you do not want to kayak into Antelope Canyon from Lake Powell. The drive is several hours, so make sure you are well rested before making the drive. If you are traveling with younger kids, be sure that they have something to do. Pack snacks, games, and electronics so they do not get bored during the car ride.

Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon is not the busiest or the most crowded. If you need to fill up on gas or need to use the restroom, plan it out. There may not be another gas station for an hour or two, so make the stop. If you want to get there quickly, be prepared so you do not have to stop. Fill up on gas and pack what you need before you leave. That way you can get up and go without having to stop.


Choosing the Right Car

Renting a car can be a little intimidating, especially if you have never done it before. Since you will be renting a car in the United States there are some restrictions. If you are not over the age of 25, you can still rent a car but there will be an additional fee that can be pricey. If you are traveling with others, try to have someone who is 25 or older book the car rental. That way you can save some money on your vacation.

You will want to consider how much luggage you have and how many people you are traveling with. That will help you determine if you need a larger sized car or a small compact car. Also, check to see if you plan on doing any off-roading while you are there. You will want a car that has four-wheel drive when you go out on the dirt.

To make sure you get what you want, check out the car rental place’s website. That way you can see if they have the type of car you had in mind. Give them a call to see if the specific location you are going to has the right make and model available.



This is our favorite way to discover both of these amazing sites. Kayaking is a unique experience that not every traveler gets to experience while seeing these amazing sites. The most adventurous way of kayaking from Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon is going with a friend or alone. Bring a map with your kayak and begin your adventure!

Kayak Lake Powell has kayak rentals and tours that are a blast for anyone. This way you can make connections and not feel like a number in a large group of people. Our goal is to make you feel safe and enjoy these breathtaking sites.


Go on Your Own

If you really want to go on an adventure, you can kayak by yourself. You can start at Antelope Canyon Marina or start from Lake Powell. The choice is yours. You will have to navigate by GPS and know how far you are going. Having access to maps offline, such as Google maps would be helpful as well. This is a great option if you do not want to pay for a guided tour or want to do things on your own.

You will want to be extremely prepared if this is what you choose. Others have done it but you will need to know where you are starting and where you want to end. This may not be the best option for a beginner but it is a good option for a seasoned kayaker.


Time Your Travels

There are times in the year when both Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon become crowded. These times are usually the summer months and early fall months. It makes sense because those months are when school is out and it is warm.

The Winter months can bring snow and cold weather, which makes it hard to kayak or go down the river. Be sure to check Dixie Ellis’s website to see if tours are operating if you want to go during the winter and early spring months.


Plan What is Right for You

Whether you decide to start at Lake Powell or Antelope Canyon, the sites are still going to be amazing. Since these two sites are close together, you can go see them on the same day. You can also space them out into different days without having to travel a long distance. The choice is yours, it is your vacation.

Every traveler is going to be different. If you do not know how you travel, our advice is to take it slow. Plan things out and know what you want to do but do not overbook yourself. If you have too much to do, you can end up tired and exhausted. If you cannot fit everything that you want to see, come back. You can visit Antelope Canyon more than once and we would love to see you again.


Is it time for you to book a tour from Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon? If you are, be sure to book with Dixie Ellis. Our professional tour guides are ready to give you an adventure that will be memorable and exciting. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you have about the tours or booking a tour.


  1. […] Our company offers several different tour options for Antelope Canyon. We have our regular Lower Antelope Canyon tours but we also have kayaking tours. These kayaking tours allow you to kayak from Lake Powell into Antelope Canyon. […]

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