Antelope canyon…for free!

Antelope canyon. On the top of the list to visit. A must before your die list. A must for photograph lovers. A must for natur lover. A must for the facebook profile. For whatever reason, Antelope canyon is simply a must, when visiting USA.


Antelope canyon is totally a must for so many travelers that this place is becoming so touristic and crowded. And expensiv!  That is comprehensiv because this canyon is breathtaking beautiful and people are willing to pay a lot of cash and wait in the long line just for a single photo.

What if I tell you that you can visit Antelope canyon cash free and tourist free? It might not be as beautiful as the lower or upper Antelope or it might…I don’t know as I have never been to either of them. But what I know is that the “free” Antelope I know is gorgeous! We had a hard time leaving this magical place. And now only just by looking at the photos brings tears to our eyes.

Ok, I am sorry, I lied! It’s not totally free as you will need to rent a kayak at the lake Powell point marina. We rented our double kayak for 45$ here. From 8am-4pm you will have the kayak so it is totally worth the money! All the information you need you can find on their website.

I have loop in the itinerary from Antelope Marina to Antelope Canyon. It took us about 1hour to paddle from the marina to the canyon. And David was basically the one who did it all by himself.

We meet a couple who snap the photo for us if you are wondering!

Now and then we saw tour boats passing us by at the larger passage. The further in we paddle the more narrow the passage become. And more beautiful and peaceful!

End of the road. Except only by foot.

We didn’t know what to expect when we parked our kayak and walked into the canyon.

The silence, the heat from the stonewalls and the shimmering 50 shades of red tooked us by suprise! The only we heard were our own heartbeats and our footsteps in the sand. I couldn't help myself walking with my fingers stroking the millions of years old walls.

I didn’t mind getting lost in there. For awhile we were imagining that we were the first human on earth exploring this place. We have heard that you can go as far as to the other “paying” Antelope canyons.

But ofcourse our imaginary adventure has to end because it was getting dark and we needed to return the kayak. But on the way back we stopped for a swim.


Next time when we have more time in USA we will without any hesitation rent a kayak for a week and explore other wonderful places around lake Powell. We are really looking forward for it!



15 thoughts on “Antelope canyon…for free!”

  1. Oh my goodness, Dada! BREATHTAKING pictures, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
    Antelope canyon is definitely on my travel bucket list! We were very close during our last trip (Horseshoe Bay), but as you were saying, there is a waiting list, and daily visitors are restricted, so we moved on.
    Very clever to approach via kayak! No waiting in line (and scorching heat for that matter) either. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This looks amazing! I´m going to Las Vegas this summer and I wanted anyway to visit the Canyons. I will for sure go there!!! Thank you for sharing this

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  3. This place is just breathtaking! I´d like to know more “behind the scene”: have you lived in the US or it was just a kind of long holiday there? How long have you stayed there? Did you have any firm itinerary/travel bucket list? Looking forward to hearing more soon 😉

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    1. Hi, we were there a bit over two month and we concentrated of west coast and central america. We didnt know about USA. What a beautiful discovery! Highly recommend! We had I think 140$/day all included. Hope you will manage to get their!


  4. So beautiful! I wish we have more time to explore area by kayak, it looks stunning! As you know from my blog post, there’s also another canyon where you can get by car and explore by yourself. However, by law, you’re supposed to have a hiking permit as it’s on the Navajo land. Do you need a permit to explore the canyons where you went to?

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    1. No, just renting the kayak! I read somewhere this dry part of Antelope canyon doesnt belong to the Navajo…and no agency talk about it as they want u to pay for the tour group. Other then the Antelope canyon there are other amazing area u can visit by kayak. Next time we are doing it for a week camping around by the beach!❤️


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