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    Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    Hey everyone

    Planning this years vacation and I want to do the slot canyons.

    So what time of year is best?

    What tour/guide to hire for Antelope Canyon?

    Any suggestions/ideas are welcome.

    Thanks all!

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    Antelope Can is readily accessible. In fact it's a bit of a tourist zoo at times. I really like the canyons in Nov. They can be rather cold down in the shade; but you
    don't have the flies like in the late Spring. You want to avoid the flash flood season at all costs, which usually extends from midsummer until late Oct. In all such canyons, a storm far away upstream, that you are not even aware of, can move very very quickly through those kinds of canyons. But it is vital, in every single
    visit, regardless of time of year, to check the immediate local forecast, meaning up in the hills too. Late summer is the highest statistical risk, but you only need to
    be wrong once. If you feel you need a guide, check around Page, Az. for a referral.

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    Re: Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    Definitely not from May - Sep, too hot. Winter or Fall is best. Spring....well, you just missed it, is about 3 weeks long. We're hitting almost 100 the past few days.

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    Re: Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    Thanks
    I want to do Lower Antelope canyon, waterhole, and peaches, any other ideas?
    Do I ned to hire a guide for any/all of these?
    Thanks again

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    Re: Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    I don't know those. My slot canyons are in lower AZ and NM. And aren't in many guides. I would buy a book or look for some websites specifically on slot canyons. They're out there. But some here may have been to some you mention, to give advice.

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    Re: Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    Quote Originally Posted by dave4242 View Post
    Thanks
    I want to do Lower Antelope canyon, waterhole, and peaches, any other ideas?
    Do I ned to hire a guide for any/all of these?
    Thanks again
    Last time I was at Lower Antelope there was just an extra fee, no guide, been a while though. Don't know at the others.
    You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain

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    Re: Best time to visit Page, AZ/slot canyons

    Thanks

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