What to Do When Antelope Canyon is Closed

Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon has become a famous area to visit, mostly due to social media exposure over the last few years. A slot canyon’s water-carved walls have fascinating shapes. The light and shadows offer beautiful scenes from many angles. A visit to a slot canyon in the Southwest offers travelers a memorable experience and the chance to go home with amazing photos.

Peekaboo Canyon, Kanab, Utah

While Antelope Canyon has become the most widely known option, there are other options to have an amazing slot canyon experience. Peekaboo Canyon is a beautiful slot canyon, with curving walls, unique striping, and unusual shapes. It is also away from the crowds of Antelope Canyon. Without groups of people, it is easier to take photos, and you can even take video, which is prohibited in Antelope Canyon.

Dramatic Views Inside Peekaboo Canyon

Why Would it Close?

Why would Antelope Canyon close? During 2020, the Navajo Nation has been severely challenged with Covid-19, and most everything on their land has been closed until sometime next year. Antelope Canyon, located on the Navajo Reservation, is part of the closure. At other times of the year, sometimes Antelope Canyon is closed if there is a chance of rain, perhaps even many miles away. Since nature does its carving of the canyons from natural flash floods, this can cause potential danger during a downpour. At times it may be good weather in Page and Antelope Canyon area but could be threatening rain upstream in the wash system. During these times, Antelope Canyon may be closed, even though visitors do not see the potential danger firsthand.

Winding through Peekaboo Slot Canyon

Photos of the Red Rocks and Slot Canyons

One of the treasures of the American Southwest is visiting the stunning red rock formations, and particularly, experience passing through a slot canyon. This is a wonderful experience. They are generally quite easy to walk through. The most challenging thing is taking enough pictures to try to capture what you see in person. It seems that each time you take a step or turn your head, you will see a new angle that you want to capture. The quiet solitude and peaceful scenery transport visitors into another world of color, light, and ethereal feelings.

Peekaboo Canyon Light and Shadows

Peekaboo Slot Canyon

At a time when Antelope Canyon is close, especially during 2020 and into 2021, Peekaboo Canyon is a good alternative slot canyon experience. National Park Express offers a Day Tour from Las Vegas that travels through Zion National Park and partners with a local tour operator that will bring guests to Peekaboo Canyon. It is a great way to see a National Park, along with a slot canyon experience, all within an easy to plan a day trip from Las Vegas.

Zion National Park, Part of Day Tour from Las Vegas

National Park Express is the leader in Tours, as well as shuttle transportation, connecting Las Vegas with Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Hoover Dam, Boulder City, and other nearby regions.

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