From Phoenix, Arizona, drive north on Interstate 17 to Flagstaff, then north on U.S. 89 towards Page, Az. Just before Page, turn right onto U.S. 98. Look for the Navajo Guide shack on the right side. All tours must be with the Navajo tribe, which owns this land. The guide will transport you to the canyon in a pick up truck on a dry river bed. Reservations are suggested. You can visit Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours to reserve your tour.
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The ideal time is to be there when the sun is overhead so that you can capture the light shafts into the narrow canyon. It is very hot in the summer, but in the winter, it is better. I was there at the first reservation at 9 AM and found that there were no other people. The canyon gets very crowded with tour bus loads of people, and you cannot photograph the floor of the canyon. Tripods are allowed. The canyon is near Horseshoe Canyon which is just outside of the town of Page.
Following the canyon tour, the boat trip at Lake Powell Resort is wonderful for photography, as well as the Lake Powell Dam.