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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

1. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Hop in an air-conditioned van and head to either the famous Lower Antelope Canyon or the secluded Antelope Canyon X with your Navajo tribal guide. Get off the beaten path and see sights like Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River on this small-group experience. Indulge in the scenic views from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon as you pass back and forth across the Utah and Arizona state borders on your way to Page, AZ. Depending on the weather, stop in either Mesquite, Nevada, or Hurricane, Utah, for an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and grab coffee before continuing to the Grand Canyon. Wander past red sandstone walls and spiraling corkscrew formations that illuminate the canyon when the sunlight climbs down. After a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, a 10-minute drive to Horseshoe Bend will take you to your 1 km hike. Make your way to a vista point overlooking the famed bend in the Colorado River for stunning views. Make the most of the opportunity to get close to the 1,000-foot drop for photos of one of nature's most beautiful sights. From there, relax as your professional driver-guide heads back to Las Vegas for your hotel drop-off, with convenient pit stops on the way.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory. Stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah, home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Explore lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

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Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

3. Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

If you are staying in Sedona, your day begins with a scenic and narrated ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff. You will travel through Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top 10 scenic drives in the US, then through the towering Ponderosa Pines.  After picking up customers staying in Flagstaff, the vehicle will travel past the dormant volcanoes that make up the San Francisco Peaks and through Navajo Nation.  While on your journey, receive informative and entertaining narration about the areas you pass through from your experienced and knowledgeable local tour guide.  Travel through the Navajo Reservation as your guide shares stories of this ancient culture, and information about the unique geology and vistas along the way. Once you make it across the Navajo Reservation, you will have time to walk out on the unpaved path to see Horseshoe Bend, an iconic viewing vista.  Then, continue to be dazzled by the views at Glen Canyon Dam and the southernmost point of Lake Powell. Upon arrival in Page, Arizona, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, meet your Navajo guide for a spectacular tour of Antelope Canyon at the Canyon X site. Take advantage of many photo opportunities as you watch the angle of the sun changing inside the canyon.  Walk with the Navajo through the curves of this red rock slot canyon. You might even hear the sounds of flute music echo off the canyon walls.  After your tour, you'll begin your return trip from Antelope Canyon. You'll pass by the western edge of the Painted Desert as you re-cross the Navajo Reservation for a brief stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

4. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Explore the world-famous Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on a day trip from Las Vegas, with entry tickets included. Hike through the Arizona landscape and stop to take photos at scenic spots. Meet your guide in Las Vegas and board the air-conditioned luxury coach bus to begin your experience. Relax on the drive to Page, and enjoy views of the Virgin River Gorge and rock formations at the Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument.  Walk between the famous sculpted sandstone walls as you admire the kaleidoscope-life colors and patterns of light you’ve seen 1000 times before in photos.  Stop to take your own personal photos as you listen to your Navajo guide share tidbits about the local history and culture. And enjoy your included granola bar and water along the way if you get hungry or thirsty. Continue onto Horseshoe Bend Overlook next, where the Colorado River has carved the famous horseshoe-shaped turn. Enjoy a short round-trip hike of 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) to reach the viewpoint, then enjoy the views of the river as it flows through Glen Canyon.  Head back to the bus for your return journey to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at the original starting point.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon Small Group Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon Small Group Tour

Head into the desert and see impressive landscapes. Visit Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam, and Lake Powell on this day trip from Las Vegas. Depart Las Vegas in the early morning (pickup starts from 4:30 AM) for a scenic drive through the Nevada desert. Once you reach Antelope Canyon, your Navajo guide will teach you about the canyon's history and the culture of the local Navajo tribe. Marvel at Antelope Canyon, famous for its stunning sounds and colors formed by water that ran through sandstone for centuries. Next, drive over to Horseshoe Bend to enjoy a rare natural wonder. Watch the dark green waters of the Colorado River wrap around the red rock formations, leading to a 280-degree curve that has cut the same route for centuries, and is now 4,000 ft (1.2 km) deep. Lastly, stop at the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell on your way back to Las Vegas. At both locations, take in panoramic views of the mirror-like water that runs along the white and orange layered sandstone.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

Get away from the bright lights of Las Vegas, and journey into the great American Southwest. First, stop at Antelope Canyon and enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations, rainbow colors, and patterns. You'll explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Next, take in spectacular views at the Horseshoe Bend, a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, take your time to admire the breathtaking views. Finally, stop at the world-famous Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. On the way back to Las Vegas, take a short break in Seligman or Williams, small towns along Route 66.

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Page: Horseshoe Bend Air and Tower Butte Helicopter Landing

7. Page: Horseshoe Bend Air and Tower Butte Helicopter Landing

Combine remarkable views of Horseshoe Bend from the air with an exclusive Tower Butte landing. You'll have pilot-to-passenger headset communication so that you receive a running commentary of the sights you pass over, which include Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend. Finally, land on top of Tower Butte, where few have been. Rising 5000 feet above sea level, Tower Butte is one of the American Southwest’s most notable landmarks. From this vantage point, you'll enjoy 360-degree views of Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Padre Bay, the Grand Staircase Escalante, and the LeChee Rock. The scenery is breathtaking and unrivaled. Spend 15-20 minutes on Tower Butte for photo opportunities before returning to the air terminal. This unique tour package is not offered by any other provider.

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Page: Horseshoe Bend Helicopter Flight

8. Page: Horseshoe Bend Helicopter Flight

If you're visiting Page, Arizona, you have the unique opportunity to witness the vast landscape of the Southwest desert on a thrilling helicopter tour over Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend. This flight lasts approximately 10-12 minutes and leaves from Page Municipal Airport. Fly above the pristine blue water of Lake Powell, the curve of Horseshoe Bend, and the stunning red and orange hues of Glen Canyon while an experienced and knowledgeable pilot shares the history of the area. After capturing the incredible sights from above, you'll be returned to the heliport to enjoy the rest of their vacation. Return from your flight with photos and memories to last a lifetime.

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From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

9. From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

At 6 AM get picked up from your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale to start the 4-hour journey to Page, Arizona. Be driven in the comfort of a luxury SUV or Van. Along the way, your guide will tell you about a number of interesting sites and the history of the state of Arizona. Make a pit stop in Cameron, the most popular Native American trading post in Arizona. Here you can browse the Native American arts and crafts for 30 minutes. Then, venture on to Page. Upon arrival, eat a quick lunch before making your way to the Antelope Canyon. Tour the impressive Antelope Canyon for over 1-hour. Then, head to Horseshoe Bend, to see one of the most spectacular views. Spend roughly 45 minutes at the viewpoint, before departing for your hotel. Arrive back at your hotel at approximately 7 PM.

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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Private Tour

10. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Private Tour

See the highlights of Antelope Canyon, Arizona, and Horseshoe Bend on a guided day trip. Choose between three areas of the canyon to explore. Meet your guide at your hotel in Las Vegas and climb aboard the air-conditioned bus to start your journey. Head straight to Antelope Canyon. Discover why the original Navajo name Tsé bighánílíní means "the place where water runs through rocks." Enjoy the memorable photo opportunities created by the slot canyon's sculpted sandstone walls, formed by flash floods and wind erosion. Marvel at the stunning colors and reflections caused by the daylight dancing through the narrow openings at the top of the canyon. Choose from three areas in Antelope Canyon to explore: Lower Antelope Canyon Meet your Navajo guide on arrival at the canyon and take a short walk to the canyon’s entrance. Descend the safe, railing-lined stairs to the floor of Lower Antelope Canyon and set off on a journey to explore this magnificent formation. Upper Antelope Canyon On arrival at the canyon, climb aboard a 4-wheel drive for a 4-mile drive up a sandy riverbed to the slot canyon's entrance. Walk into the canyon between towering sandstone walls sculpted by flash floods and wind erosion. Canyon X Enjoy a mix of both the Upper and Lower canyon's characteristics, with the Upper’s pillars of light and the Lower’s steepness. Regardless of the option you choose, then head to Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River makes a 280-degree turn around the rock. Enjoy a 1.5-mile walk to and from the Horseshoe Bend Overlook to look down upon the mighty Colorado River at the bottom of Glen Canyon. Head back to the vehicle to be taken back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Horseshoe Bend

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 320 reviews

I'm a solo traveler so taking up on a tour was no brainer. Saves you a lot of hassles. You can just sit back and relax while enjoying the scenery along the way. Co-exist tour driver Adam was great in everything. I had a couple of days delay in my flight because of holiday travels so I called up the tour company directly to make some changes on my tour schedule and they accommodated me with no questions. Finally, The Horseshoe Bend was pretty amazing and beautiful. There were lots of people on the overlooked side but I found a spot on the left side of the rim where very few people was around and took some amazing pictures. The Antelope Canyon X, I was beyond grateful for some of the mesmerizing views I have ever seen.

Amazing tour with an excellent guide Tim and driver Ed! We enjoyed interesting stories during the ride and the views were spectacular!! Tim also helped us to take pictures and knew all the good places for them. We enjoyed it sooo much!! But be ready for a bumpy ride if you sit at the back of the van

It was a great experience. The Tour Guide/ Driver was very knowledgeable and made us comfortable and secured our safety.

Very unique place to visit and entire tour was on time having sufficient time to view & take pictures for memory

Tour guide and driver were excellent! I would take a trip with them again!