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Weather in Antelope Canyon

If you go in the fall or in the summer, you will want to know about the weather in Antelope Canyon. Knowing about the weather allows you to pack the right clothes for your vacation. Being stuck in the wrong clothes is something you do not want to experience on your trip. If it is too cold, you will regret not bringing enough layers. If it is really hot, you will wish you brought lighter clothes that are not as warm. Whatever the case, we want you to have an enjoyable time when you visit Antelope Canyon.

There are pros and cons to going during different times of the year. The weather in Antelope Canyon is fairly nice all year round. Even in the fall and winter months, you can enjoy a trip to Antelope Canyon without the weather being too cold. What is important for you to know is that Antelope Canyon is open year-round. Tours are also available throughout the whole entire year, including the winter months. You now have the task of choosing what time of the year is going to be best for you.

Here are some things to consider about the weather in Antelope Canyon while planning your adventure to the Southwest:

Travel Advice

Weather is not the only thing that you need to consider when booking a tour of Antelope Canyon. At Lower Antelope Canyon Tours, we want to give you all the information so your tour can become an adventure. Since you cannot go through the slot canyons on your own, you will need to choose a tour group.

Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours is a great option for anyone looking for adventure in the great outdoors. We pride ourselves on having amazing tour guides who are highly knowledgeable and experienced. Our tours are offered year-round so you can come any time of year. If a tour does get canceled because of bad weather we offer a 100 percent refund. Our staff is also multi-lingual and tours are offered in different languages.

Another thing you will want to consider is when you can go. Check with your job or work and make sure you can get days off for your trip before you start spending money on travel plans. This is your trip so make sure you plan an adventure that you will enjoy. Take as much or as little time as you want to see the different sites and travel around the Southwest.

Summer Months

High: 90 Degrees and Above (Fahrenheit)

Low: 80 Degrees

This is obviously going to be the most crowded time of the year. It is peak season and everyone from locals to travelers is ready for an adventure. It makes sense for families to take trips during the summer. Kids are out of school so parents do not have to worry about the lost time in school or missed homework.

July and August can get hot, especially during the daytime. The end of the morning can also get hot so come prepared for an early morning tour. Most tour buses have air conditioning which can make your tour better in terms of temperature. Bring your water bottle, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen to protect against the sun. If you come prepared and do not mind the heat or getting sweaty, you should have a great time.

The sun is brightest in the summer months, allowing the light beams to happen in the slot canyons. You will get to see the gorgeous sunlight throughout the canyon. The light makes the slot canyons memorable and magical. Since Antelope Canyon is filled with light on a daily basis, the tours tend to fill up fast.

Spring Months

High: 60 – 80 Degrees (Fahrenheit)

Low: 40 – 50 Degrees

This is one of the best times to go and visit Antelope Canyon. Why? Because it is when the sun beams occur in the slot canyons. It is also a popular time to come visit the canyon. Tours fill up fast so book your tour today.

The spring months can get fairly crowded. What makes the spring months so attractive to travelers is that the weather is not too hot and the crowds are not as crowded. This still means that there will be travelers and crowds at the canyons, it just will not be as bad. During the warmer spring months that are closer to summer, you can still catch the sunbeams streaming into the slot canyons. You can enjoy the sunlight streaming through the red rocks without the blazing heat that comes with the later summer months.

Since it is not peak tourist season during the summer months, you may be able to score some good deals. If you are a savvy traveler and love saving money, you understand the importance of the off-season. The off-season allows you to travel without the crowds. While spring is not quite the off-season, it is not the peak season. This allows you to breathe and enjoy the canyons.

Fall Months

High: 80 Degrees (Fahrenheit)

Low: 50 Degrees

Fall is a nice happy medium for all adventurers alike. The weather starts to become a little bit cooler. In the early fall months there is still have some sunlight for captivating images. The sun is still out so you should be able to get the sunlight beams streaming in the slot canyons.  For later fall months, the sun tends to not be as bright. This makes it hard for the sunlight to stream down into the slot canyon. The monsoon season dies down as well. That means your tour is less likely to be canceled.

The benefit of going during the later fall months is that it is not quite as crowded. The crowds from the spring and summer months start to die down. This does not mean that it is going to be completely empty. There are fewer people in the canyons, allowing you to enjoy the canyon at a slower pace. Fall is still a fairly busy time of year. There just are not as many people during the peak season of spring and summer. Tours may be on sale or at lower prices as the high season comes to an end.

Winter Months

High: 50 Degrees (Fahrenheit)

Low: 40 Degrees

Since Antelope Canyon is located in the Southwest of Arizona, it stays fairly warm all year round. This makes it a great destination during any time of the year since it is accessible during the winter months. If it does snow during the winter and makes the slot canyons inaccessible, we offer a full refund on all tours. This allows you to either reschedule or spend that money on another destination on your trip.

The good thing about going during the winter months is that it will not be as crowded during the traveling months of spring and summer. This time is typically known as the off-season. The weather becomes cooler, the school season has resumed, and the sun isn’t out as much during the summer months. The downside of the winter months is that the sun does not shine as bright. This means the iconic streams of light are not in the slot canyons. With the crowds calming down, you can easily book a tour during this time of year.

Prices are lower and you will most likely be with a smaller tour group, giving you a great personalized experience.

Now that you know what the weather in Antelope Canyon is like, you are ready to book a tour! At Dixie’s Lower Antelope Canyon Tours we believe in adventure and not just a tour. We want to make sure you have a great and memorable time at Antelope Canyon.

Ready to book your adventure with us? We are open seven days a week. Come see us at our physical office or contact us by phone or email. Let us know if you have any questions and we would be happy to answer them. We hope to see you soon in the Southwest at Antelope Canyon.

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