I planned this trip last year (September 2014) when my husband and I decided to explore Arizona. Here is the itinerary for our trip. You can obviously plan your own but I just want to show you how easy it is to tackle three POI in two days. This can be helpful especially for those of you that work Monday-Friday and only have the weekend to explore. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions. Have fun!
Side Note: My friends from Los Angeles, CA followed our itinerary but with changes to their travel time.
Day 1: Saturday
9:00 am- Travel to Page, Arizona from our home in Las Vegas, NV (4 hours and 23 min)
2:00 pm- Arrival (w/ food and restroom stops)
2:30 pm- Glen Canyon Dam
4:00 pm- Check in Hotel
4:30 pm- Horseshoe Bend
6:30 pm- Dinner
Day 2: Sunday
10:00 am- Tour of Antelope Canyon (lasts for approx 1 hour and 20 min)
12:00 pm- Lunch
1:00 pm- Horseshoe Bend again 🙂
2:30 pm- Travel back to Las Vegas
Glen Canyon Dam/Carl Hayden Visitor Center
- Summer Hours (mid May-mid Sept): 8 am to 6 pm
- Winter Hours (November-February): 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
- Rest of the year, open daily: 8 am to 5 pm
- Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
- Phone: 928-608-6200
- Tours of the Dam: 928-608-6072
- Tour Info: Tours last approx 45 min and is limited to 20 people. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.
- Fees: $5 Adults (ages 17+), $2.50 (ages 7-16), Free (ages 0-6), $4 (Seniors and Military)
- Address: 643 S Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040
- Phone: (928) 645-9900
- Pros: Located near all three POI, Free Breakfast and Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Cons: Didn’t find any at that time. Clean and spacious rooms. Friendly staff.
- Rates: Depending on your check-in and check-out date.
- Location: From Page, AZ drive south on Highway 89 to between mileposts 544 & 545. Look for the exit lane and from there you can find the parking lot.
- Trail: approx 1.5 miles roundtrip. Walking time: 45 minutes total.
- Quick Tips: Stay hydrated! Bring water and protect yourself from the sun if hiking during the summer months. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. There are no rails, so please be careful and be mindful of your footing near the cliff. Bring your cameras and gopros! This is a unique photo op!
Lower Antelope Canyon:
- Tour: Ken’s Tours
- GPS Location: N 36 Degrees 54′ 9″ W 111 Degrees 24′ 39″ (They don’t have a physical address)
- Directions: Take highway 98 toward Kaibeto, turn left on Navajo Route N22B (Antelope Rd Point) for about 1/4 mile.
- Phone: (928) 606-2168
- Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
- Reservations: You can make reservations on their website at Ken’s Tours
- Tour info: Tours run every 20 min. Tour groups are max of 15 people.
- Fees: $20.00 per person (ages 13+), $12.00 (ages 7-12), FREE (ages 6 and under). Plus $8.00 Navajo permit fee. CASH ONLY
- Quick tips: Bring water, wear comfortable footwear, sunscreen and hat.
- Info: No pets allowed. Health concerns-steep ladders and narrow slots.
- Pros: Near the entrance to Lower Antelope Canyon, affordable prices and easy reservations.
- Cons: The tour can be fast paced at times and you don’t have time to take pictures.
Disclaimer: This itinerary may or may not work for you depending on where you live. Although, I’m hoping you guys find good information from this post that can help you with your travels. Cheers!